All in the mind – a Medical Limerick

A man was dying from cirrhosis,
necrosis, fibrosis and thrombosis
turns out in fact
he was a hypochondriac
under the influence of self-hypnosis!

Sometimes, it really just is all in the mind – so be careful what you tell yourself, or what others tell you to be true.

Old Medicine

There once was a girl named Maria
who was looking for a panacea
so she studied ancient blurbs
and mixed a few herbs
now she needs a cure for diarrhoea!

It is worthwhile remembering that not everything that is deemed to be an age-old or perfectly organic remedy actually does only what it is expected to do. Likewise, it is also probably worth accepting that modern medicines may sometimes cause significant unexpected damage.