Physicians Tests

After cross-referencing a person's past and present symptoms against the potential nutritional deficiencies and physical weak spots indicated in natal and progressed charts, a medical astrologer must ask the client to go to a phsycian to get the proper tests to prove these assumptions.

There are several common tests that a person can ask for to check out the findings in a natal chart, but before describing these tests I would like to discuss the best approach for an individual to take with a doctor. How does a client go about getting the physician's help? Although nowadays the mood is shifting to more bilateral relationships between patients and doctors, and doctors are making more efforts to communicate with patients, some doctors still take great affront that patients will walk in and ask by name for certain tests. Such doctors get their pride hurt, still believing the old myth that patients are not supposed to know anything about medical terminology. But by taking certain tactful steps a person can get almost any doctor to acquiesce to the requests for tests.

First, a patient should be prepared when going in to see a doctor about tests. Before going to the doctor's office, a patient should tell the doctor he or she wants to take the time to discuss a condition. Unfortunately, many doctors run patients through like cattle in a livestock yard, flitting from one patient to another every five minutes and leaving very little time to discuss anything of consequence. A person should impress upon the receptionist that he or she wants at least 15 minutes or half an hour of the doctor's time. If the doctor says such time is impossible, the person should find another doctor by consulting the telephone directory, contacting the medical society and explaining the problem to the secretary, who may know of a doctor who takes time with patients: homeopathic doctors take up to two hours in the first session with a patient.

A patient should also have studied all aspects of his or her ailment before going to a doctor's office. Such knowledge shows a doctor that a patient cares about health and is willing to take the responsibility of learning more about bodily functions. A patient should have a list of all symptoms written down before going to the office, even symptoms that may seem silly or of no consequence: a sharp doctor will be able to use those clues to track down an ailment.

In addition, a patient should let a doctor know what kinds of vitamins, minerals, herbs, cell salts or homeopathic remedies he or she plans to try, discussing each of them with the doctor in detail and having a reason for taking each of them. A patient needs to listen to what a doctor feels about this contemplated program. If a doctor is steeped in nutritional knowledge, he or she may retailor the program slightly: the patient should take the doctor's advice.

It does no one any good to tell a doctor anything. He or she has spent at least eight years learning a specialty. To have a layperson tell a doctor what to do is akin to outright insult. It is best to let a doctor think it is his or her idea. A patient needs to be diplomatic, helpful and undefensive. If there is a specific problem involved, such as a thyroid disorder, a patient should bring a book on the subject along and ask the doctor what he or she thinks about performing a test to see if the thyroid is, indeed, malfunctioning. Or a patient might try a white lie, saying that a friend who is a registered nurse had suggested a talk with a doctor about a thyroid test. Most doctors will respond to such diplomatic maneuvers. The patient has left the decisions in the doctor's hands.

If a doctor refuses to give a test, however, a patient has no alternative but to find another doctor. Many times a chiropracter or a doctor of osteopathy is the best choice. Both are licensed to give a wide array of laboratory tests.

A person will also stand a good chance of getting a test run with an orthmolecular doctor. To find such a doctor in a particular area, a person can write or telephone:

The Orthomolecular Society 2698 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 346-5692.

Such professionals deal in the holistic treatment of the body. They are much more open-minded than most doctors about drugless therapy. The definition of the brand of medicine they practice is that when nutritional needs are met, there will be the eradication of a disease through manipulation of bodily chemistry.

Following are some of the various tests that a medical astrologer might suggest be performed.

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