The development of anaesthetics has come a long way since biting the bullet and strong slugs of brandy. Ether was a godsend in comparison to the pain relief offered by the barber surgeons. No physician would encourage the use of anaesthetics if surgery can be avoided but on the whole they are safe and necessary. The orthodox world accepts that they are dangerous drugs but rarely has anything to say about protecting patients from the effects.

Anaesthetics have strong effects on both the nervous system and the liver, as does any toxic compound. Anybody who is going under anaesthesia should consider this and use naturopathic compounds to support both the liver and nervous system .