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Does natural medicine still have a role in the modern world?


Naturopaths and homeopaths (as well as other traditional healers) are often regarded as "alternative" medicine. Is there any place for this in the modern world or should only traditional medicine be used for chronic illness?

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Best Answer Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht (artist101) says

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    Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht (artist101) 4 years ago

    Thank you for choosing my answer. I believe in what I am writing about. I have seen miracles, when I was written off, with very little hope other than a life of pills, I discovered holistic medicine. I new God had a plan for me, other than that.

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht (artist101) 4 years ago

    Wow, I am so sorry.


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Amy (StandingJaguar) says

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    You are quite right, StandingJag! My mistake - I meant the last reference to traditional medicine to mean modern medicine... Thanks for pointing it out.

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    Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht (artist101) 4 years ago

    I do the same thing. That way at least I know what I'm fighting, and can investigate the best natural cures for that particular ailment.


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Paul Boland BVSc MRCVS (NaturalHealthVet) says

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Fascinating! I had no idea that the concept could be applied to our pets as well. Thanks for your input.

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Michael H (mikejhca) says

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Thanks and agreed. The natural route is called "natural" for a very good reason, I think. Our bodies respond better to that, with good exercise regimes. But, as you suggest, huge money IS invested in "modern" medicine and works to a degree.

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Awesome answer and I must agree that the huge financial angle of modern medicine does raise my hackles. If there are other options, it seems "natural" to explore them, I think...

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Sam Graham (samnashy) says

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Yup, it seems that modern medicine does still fill some gaps where natural medicine is not conclusive. It would be ideal if more natural treatments could be the answer, but it seems that is not viable, yet.

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    Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht (artist101) 3 years ago

    Great answer. If we could just get conventional medicine to catch up. There is overwhelming research, and clinical trials to support what holistic doctors have already proven. Treat the patient as a whole, with the very best medicine, or procedures

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Without trying to sound sensationalist, are natural medicines squeezed out by laws or by money... or is that the same thing ultimately?

    Thanks for your comment.


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    grumpiornot 4 years ago

    Garifalia, you've raised an interesting question, which I've also just posted. You make me wonder whether humans are intended to prolong life through medicine or whether that is just harming the planet with over-population... Thanks for your comment

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