If you are as worried about “incomplete science” as you claim to be, then you should think that your own claims re. coenzyme Q10 are completely without merit. There is nothing more scientifically incomplete than a single uncontrolled datapoint.
No, my argument is that, modern medicine is not all that it claims to be. It may be very scientific, but it is based on many assumptions that may one day prove to be wrong or at least misplaced. If the whole edifice is based on a faulty foundation, you know what happens. It has been proven again and again - just note all the recalls and scandals. The human body is simply too complicated to understand what effects potent chemicals have on it within a short span of few years, leave alone the entire humanity. The variables are simply far too many.
The “traditional” medicines, such as aspirin, are derived from herbs occurring naturally. The herbs themselves are a complex biochemical phenomena and people have a certain tolerance for them (there are exceptions of course) due to long term use. Purified chemicals such as aspirin are such a relatively new phenomena that human body has no idea what to do with them. So, it is always a bigger lottery with modern “traditional” medicines than herbs. Of course the less said about the even newer concoctions the better. No company has enough money to spend on all possible combinations of people and lifestyles in a clinical study. And they are not even the unbiased party in all of this.
Is there any wonder that some people say aspirin in low doses is good for you and yet there is conflicting research that shows that long term use could hurt your tummy? I know people who take five to ten medicines daily to handle all the problems, side effects caused by drugs and side effects of drugs that are taken to alleviate side effects of drugs and so on. Has anybody studied the effects of taking five drugs at a time?
So when modern medicine says it is scientific, all it is saying is that the methods used to develop treatments and drugs are scientific. However the bigger question remains: have they actually understood how the human body works? That’s why I am a skeptic.