Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Posted by roikhatul wardah at 9:45 PM
It's amazing how few of us in mainstream society make effective use of natural health therapies when we have an ongoing health problem or when we are stuck down by a minor sudden illness or affliction.
Of course I'm not suggesting that you avoid seeking medical attention when the need arises, but rather that you seek out and become educated in natural health cures and remedies for many of the more common ailments.
I think you will agree that powerful and often harsh drugs are often over prescribed to patients and there seems to be a strong bias of general practitioners for the use and even overuse of potent prescription medicine.
While being mindful of the many risks and side effects of taking strong medicines, many people have been asking if there is a better way to treat and even prevent ill health and in particular the less severe afflictions, diseases and medical complaints without resorting to strong medications which often present serious adverse side effects and even contributing to ongoing ill health.
Of course many medical professionals who practice what most see as mainstream medicine would argue that natural health therapies simply don't replace mainstream medical practices. But that's hardly the argument and I'm not suggesting that we need to replace our GP's and doctors with natural therapists.
Of course on the other side of the coin you will easily find that most natural health practitioners love to point out that your average general practitioner and family doctor has a vested interest in supporting medications produced by huge drug companies and it's a little disturbing that this is more than likely true!
Of course there is truth in both arguments but the question needs to be asked, does mainstream medicine have anything to fear and does natural health care actually work and provides an effective treatment for illness?
Well the truth of the matter is that natural health therapies are extremely effective preventative measures for illness and also are highly effective for almost all diseases especially when caught in the early stages of the illness, in some cases natural therapies are so effective that many family doctors are now converting to the prescription of natural therapies over the counter and prescription drugs.
Natural therapies, natural health nutrition and the use of herbs and other remedies have been around far longer than modern medicine and few would argue that natural remedies for ill health often pose very few in any noticeable side effects as opposed to prescription or over the counter drugs.
So why do many people ignore the prospect of using natural health remedies? Mostly it due to a lack of education and awareness, most people just assume that only a regular doctor can provide answers and prescribe solutions to even the most common and less serious medical conditions and ailments. So really it pays to be aware that there are other effective health remedies out there and to be educated in all the health options available and choose the best one for your ongoing health and well being.