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Q: Does science approve medical astrology?
Krishna: Medical Astrology is the branch of the Astrology that deals with Health and Longevity issues. It 's linked to vedas to make it more attractive to the suckers.
Vedic medical astrology is considered as junk science as there is no genuine evidence to support it. First astrology is pseudo-science. Read here why: Why Astrology is Pseudo-science
Planetary combinations and placements don't cause diseases.
Then Vedas have no connection to Astrology.
Some of the Indian Astrologers say Indian Vedic Astrology is different from Western ones and is based on science. But what they themselves don't know is the phrase Vedic Astrology is an oxymoron since the prefix Vedic has nothing to do with the Vedas, the ancient and sacred literature of the Hindus, which do not mention astrology in the way we know it now! Go find out by reading vedas if you don't believe the scientists. In fact, scholars agree that the usual planetary astrology came to India with the Greeks who had visited India since Alexander’s campaign in the third century BC (1).
And even Indian scientists conducted experiments on Indian vedic astrology and found that it is fraud. You will find the details here:
Finally, diseases have no connection to planets and stars.
Diseases and Health conditions arise because of micro-organism (such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, AND also OTHER parasites like protozoa, helminths) infection , defects in electrical and bio-chemical mechanisms and actions in the body, gene mutations and defects, nutrient deficiency, stress and things like that.
The connection between astrology and health was made when science was still in a primitive stage and there was no clear understanding of how living systems work.
Now that we know how diseases and health conditions develop, and have genuine evidences to make the right connections and as many diseases and health conditions can be cured or managed because of tremendous progress in clinical research we can abandon old connections, beliefs that have no validity.
Astrology cannot understand epidemics leave alone control them. What is Astrology doing when Ebola, MERS-CoV, Avian influenza, Rift Valley Fever, Measles, Dengue struck recently? It is science that tried to control these epidemics, not astrology. Astrology couldn't even predict their outbreaks beforehand. When an epidemic breaks out or while curing or controlling the disease astrology cannot outwit the modern medical practitioners. All that it can do is make tall claims, cheat people of their hard earned money and withdraw when confronted.
Astrologers suggest some rituals to counteract the ‘ill-effects’ of planetary combinations.. All these rituals are performed by specialist priests who would naturally extract steep charges for their services! But is there genuine evidence to show that performing these rituals can actually cure the diseases? Of course, they would provide lots of anecdotal evidence science cannot accept.
It is the microbiologists, clinical researchers, doctors and other health care providers that took great risks in studying these disease outbreaks, controlling them and eradicating them, not astrologers.
If you waste time by going to an astrologer instead of a qualified doctor, you would be risking your life too. Realize that.
Then came the ridicule that science still cannot cure several of the diseases. True, we cannot cure several of the diseases living beings are facing right now because of human mind limitations in understanding them, lack of equipment, funds, obstructions caused by people and governments and as we have so many of these conditions and so less qualified people to study them. But it is only a matter of time before we find solutions. Meanwhile don't get desperate and fall prey for cheats.
Trust science and co-operate with it when requested. That is the only way to move forward if you want to get the right solutions to your health problems.
Qs peopel asked me on science and my replies to them - Part 144