Why Choose Alternative Medicine?

This is a question I get asked quite often. Firstly, let me explain what alternative medicine is. Well, it’s an alternative, but to what? Alternative is typically the options other than those of the mainstream. In this case, the mainstream medicine is described as western medicine or modern medicine. This is the system of treating individual symptoms one at a time. Living in the United States, this is where much of our medical help has come from. Up until recently, I didn’t even know that there was something else out there. The truth is, there are lots of options available, some better than any western methods I’ve used in the past.
Now I tend to lean a little towards alternative medicine, but when it comes to making the choice, it’s a personal preference. Also the issue that you’re intending to treat plays into the choice a bit. In fact, there are quite a few methods of diagnosis that utilize both traditional and alternative medicine methods. In my opinion the best way to treat a patient is with both methods as to gain a more inclusive view of the issue and their health.
The difference between the two methods is that modern medicine diagnoses an issue, and then attempts to treat that one issue while alternative tends to look at the body as an entire organism with multiple factors playing into the treatment. These factors are the mind, body, and spirit. This is where I find an issue with modern medicine, and find it solved with alternative medicine. If you’ve ever heard of the “placebo effect” you know that if a patient is told a pill will make them feel better and they believe it, they feel better. It doesn’t matter if there’s even anything in that pill. This is where alternative medicine has taken everything into account. When we factor in our mind’s very own healing power, we’re given another tool in creating overall health. Another issue with western medicine is that when we wait for a patient to get sick, their state is already so low that it becomes hard for the body to recover, but when we stay focused on health throughout, we can stay healthy without ever getting sick.
There are many types of alternative medicine available today from vitamins, nutrients, biofeedback, relaxation techniques, and the likes. There are even a plethora of devices on the market such as The LIFE System, The EIS System, Revelar, Avazzia, and many more. Check out some testimonials to read more about alternative medicine has affected thousands of people.
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