Sunday, November 05, 2006

Natural Medicine

When it comes to medicine, most people think of doctors, hospitals, and medications. This is often referred to as western medicine, and many people rely on it to stay healthy, or for help when an accident happens. This doesn’t mean this is the only way to take care of yourself, however, this just means that this way of thinking is ingrained from the day we were born. There are other options, and many people rely on natural medicine to stay healthy and to cure what ails them.
Natural medicine has been around for a long time, and some people won’t go to medical doctors for help when they aren’t feeling well. I have a good friend on the other side of the world who not only relies on natural medicine, she used to practice it. She no longer sees patients but she is still a fount of information on the subject. She’s a smart lady, and if she says it works, then it works.
Most people don’t even think of natural medicine as an alternative, but this perhaps is a mistake. There are many stories I have heard about patients who found no help in western medicine, but had their problems cleared up quickly and easily with natural medicine. Quite often, they will tell you emotions have a bigger effect on the body than we may think, and finding a reason for illness or a cure might begin with taking care of the body’s emotional state.
Natural medicine often relies on herbs and other unique methods to cure what ails you. Just the other day, my friend informed me she was taking a cockroach for her cough. I was honestly speechless, as I was picturing her eating, well, a cockroach. She laughed, and told me it was actually a pill that contained essence of cockroach that was boiled down and put into pill form with sugar. She swears by it, and I have no reason to doubt her.
There may come a time when there is something wrong, and no one seem to be able to figure out what is going on. While you are waiting to find something, consider visiting someone who specializes in natural medicine. It couldn’t hurt to get another opinion, and they may be able to help you where western medicine has failed. You don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to do, but you may be surprised at what they have to tell you.