There is benefits to listening to both paths of treating health related issues. Some holistic doctors are really good at pointing out the root causes of health problems and help fix a persons ails through good eating, exercise, and other simple remedies, while certain health issues do require modern medicine to intervene.
I agree with Czczcz in that we need both. To me, I think that holistic doctors are better for health maintenance, but not so good when you are already sick and requires urgent attention.
To me, it's the degreed mainstream M.D. all the way. They are up on the latest research, practice (and I know I'm gonna catch flack for this, but I'm just trying ro be honest about where I'm coming from...) real medicine that requires very specific knowledge and constant honing. It deals with the real tangible self.
When your body is sick, you see an MD. When your brain is sick, you see a psychiatrist, a neurologist or even a neurosurgeon. When your mind and mood are disoredered, again, you see a psychiatrist and/or a therapist.
I just have a hard time, and I'm not very patient with, ideas that tout the healing power of this tree root or that meditative technique. If it can't help an acutely ill person, it just isn't real medicine to me.
plenty of other cultures with better health track records than us use a lot of holistic medicine combined with western medicine. Look at Japanese medicine for example. Natural medicine has been around thousands of years.
Exactly, there are different approached available to us, and thankfully in the West we can choose, but certainly it is reassuring to have those credentials when receiving an operation or major procedure. Thank you, stanwshura
Both have their place, but I believe modern medicine is more about profits and chasing symptoms than it is about cures. I would take modern surgery of course any day over setting a bone myself for example but I think too many people get pills for everything under the sun instead of living a healthy lifestyle and focusing on good health and preventative maintenance. Look at our current epidemics of obesity, type II diabetes etc in the US, most all of it brought on by lifestyle choices and a lack of any true nutritional education. Most people are shocked to know that MD's receive little to no education on nutrition - yet they are who people turn to for health issues. Seek a nutritionist to get healthy before the doctor. Only if natural measures don't work seek a physician for medicine. Each has its place, but natural is preferable.
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