Well, even if you have a plan on WHO your doctor will be, you should be prepared for the fact that in a SHTF situation, they won’t be able to rely on the tech that they use now, so their diagnostic abilities will be significantly hampered. Without a proper diagnosis, treatment will be tricky at best. No X-rays, MRI’s, Ultrasounds, blood tests, scope surgeries, etc. If you think about it, most of your health care is completely reliant on tech. As more time passes, doctors are also more reliant on tech. As the older generation of docs retire (which they are currently doing at an alarming rate) you will be left with doctors who have little or no experience on tech free doctoring. As it is now, the insurance companies tie the doctors hands and they can’t practice the way they want to anyways….but that is a different topic for a different day. The point is, your doctor won’t be nearly as good at his/her job as they used to be. And if you think it’s hard to get an appointment now………..
I am very anti pharmaceutical, so thankfully, I won’t personally have to worry about no meds. However, I have recently become fascinated with tinctures, oils, and herbs as I prefer the natural route. Even though learning about herbal and alternative remedies is a huge (almost daunting) task, I think it is time well spent. If nothing else, I would make sure to have reference books on hand. Also have some recipes on hand for typical tinctures and have the supplies on hand to make your own if the need arises. Better yet, practice now! At the very least I would suggest some dark colored eye dropper bottles, small (pint or half pint) jars with lids, small funnels, and 100% vodka. You can find the supplies pretty cheaply on amazon or online vet stores.
Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:59 pm