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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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.
Wow, I am so sorry.
Sorry to hear about the terrible effects of the medicine and thanks for sharing your personal story with us. It seems the benefits of natural medicine are often overlooked in favour of the big-money modern medicine.
That's awful! I'm all for natural remedies and do not take any medicine unless I really need to. There are so many terrible side effects to medicine. It's all about generating money for the pharmaceutical companies and such. I'm glad you're better.
You are quite right, StandingJag! My mistake - I meant the last reference to traditional medicine to mean modern medicine... Thanks for pointing it out.
Fascinating! I had no idea that the concept could be applied to our pets as well. Thanks for your input.
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...
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.
It seems that each route has its own strengths and should play to those. Hopefully people will become more open to the route of combining them.
Definitely, physicians are slowly coming around to that way of thinking. Pharmaceauticals have been ingrained so deeply into the health word, that seems to be the first and only route for most physicians. There are so many more therapies available.
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.
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.
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
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.
I think its money, its not profitable. If your patient is well they wont return, and natural medicines, and foods are not patentable. A patent on a med lasts 7 years, then a generic can be made. Change one element in the med, the patent runs 7 more
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