Seven Advantages of Alternative Medicine

There are so many advantages of alternative medicine over modern medicine, that I want to spend a few moments looking at possible reasons why these are kept so well hidden, at least from the public eye.

If you were to listen to the media of the so called ‘free’ (western) world, you could be forgiven in thinking that there is no scientific evidence for, let alone advantages of alternative medicine. You would be convinced that modern medicine was the way to go.

But, according to Reporters Without Borders (for press freedom), the so called ‘free’ world doesn’t have free press. Britain only rates 23rd, Australia ranks lower at 28th and America trails at a miserable 36th for the 2008 figures.

So can you believe all you read?

Reporters Without Borders say “It is not economic prosperity, but peace that guarantees press freedom.”

So economic prosperity actually makes us less free. How? Well, one example is if a prosperous company spends millions of dollars advertising in say, a newspaper, the editors are going to be very reluctant to print anything controversial about said company.

Next time you open your newspaper or switch on a radio or TV channel with advertising, check out the biggest advertisers.

That may give you some idea why alternative medicine is not as popular as one would expect from the documented results.

There’s a saying that all truth goes through three phases.

1. It is ridiculed.

2. It is violently opposed.

3. It is accepted as being self evident.

Judging by the media publications in 2008 at least in some parts of Europe, I think the west has now advanced to stage two!

So lets look at some of the advantages of alternative medicine. As my expertise lies with homoeopathy, I’m going to be focusing on this, but some of the reasons will apply to other alternative therapies too.

1. There are no side effects. This is because alternative medicine works WITH the body, not in suppressing symptoms, as modern medicine does.

2. Medicines are cost effective. This means they are generally affordable by even the most financially compromised families.

3. Alternative medicines are generally ‘green’. By that I mean that they use natural substances processed simply. No high tech manufacturing processes which use hazardous and polluting chemicals or carbon polluting energy.

4. Substances or ingredients of ‘complexes’ are readily available, so you can even grow some of your own medicines, allowing you to keep control of the whole process. No secrecy or patents here!

5. Alternative medicines don’t just heal ailments. In the process, they allow for growth. In homoeopathy we see children putting on a growth spurt after they recover from a naturally treated disease. This doesn’t happen with a medically treated disease. Rather, it appears to hold the child back.

6. Alternative medicine recognizes the true nature of disease and sickness. That it is necessary for a growing child to experience as only this experience allows the immune system to develop into a healthy one by adulthood. It’s a bit like learning to ride a bicycle. You need to practice before you can ride properly.

7. Alternative medicine recognizes that physical symptoms only develop when you ignore the mental and emotional signs and symptoms. Which allows you the freedom to deal with these problems as they arise, and so never develop physical symptoms.

When you can fully grasp the advantages of alternative medicine, it truly blows your socks off. No longer are you kept in a state of fear by what might happen. Instead, you know your healthy immune system will work well for you, and that when it struggles, you will know.

No more scare mongering of impending pandemics for you! Because you are now in control of your life and your health, and as you are fully aware of the advantages of alternative medicine, you can be at peace with the world.

How Orthodox Medicine Contrasts With Alternative Medicine

Introduction

Orthodox Medicine is provider-dominated with a narrow range of choice; by contrast, Alternative Medicine is a marketplace offering a vast and growing range of choices. But the difference between Alternative and Orthodox Medicine is clear enough;Orthodox Medicine is based upon the scientific study of disease processes (or is working towards this goal), while Alternative medical systems have non-scientific approaches based on spiritual, mystical, or otherwise intuitive insights. But much Orthodox Medicine is not evidence based either.

Orthodox Medicine

Orthodox Medicine seeks to fix or repair, and not to support. Orthodox medical practitioners do an invaluable job within their area of expertise, as do holistic practitioners. Orthodox Medicine is well organized, unbelievably well funded, and has total control over the news media due to the massive amounts of advertising dollars spent by the pharmaceutical industry AKA “Big Pharma”.

Orthodox Medicine is provider-dominated with a narrow range of choices; by contrast, Alternative Medicine is a marketplace offering a vast and growing range of choices. Orthodox Medicine resembles a highly restricted but nutritionally-balanced diet; Alternative therapies are like an endless pick-and-mix banquet from which the consumer selects what they fancy, taste it, then decide whether to eat more or try something else. Orthodox Medicine has evolved from its founding principles into a model that is today, based on disease care. Orthodox Medicine treats the body (person) in isolated parts and believes it has the power and knowledge to fix an innate (natural) system by interfering in its normal homeostasis (whole body balance) using powerful man-made chemicals. Orthodox Medicine has never been a model about health.

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine, on the other hand, is very poorly organized, equally poorly funded, disjointed, and severely persecuted by Orthodox Medicine. Alternative practitioners may learn homeopathy, herbalism, kinesiology, electrodiagnosis, chiropractics, osteopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, body works, iridology, cymatics, gem therapy, electro-magnettherapy, colour therapy, nutritional therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, stress release,counselling etc. Alternative Medicine fits very well with some of the dominant attributes of modern society because it is characterized by continual generation of choice and depends upon the mass media for dissemination of information.

Conclusion

Since the goal of Orthodox Medicine is simply to remove symptoms of disease rather than attain a condition of optimum health, the elimination of symptoms becomes an end in itself rather than a means of identifying and correcting the underlying cause of disease. The direction in which Orthodox Medicine is progressing is abundantly clear. Firstly,if Orthodox Medicine is to begin to accept responsibility for treatment of lifestyle diseases then it must cease its interventionist approach and utilise the traditional caring and supportive approach of holistic medicine.

While Orthodox Medicine is clearly superior to holistic medicine for the treatment of serious trauma and acute or life threatening diseases, holistic medicine, with its fundamentally supportive nature and its ability to embrace the importance of nutrition, is much more effective when it comes to promoting healing and preventing further illness in the future. It is in this area particularly where accurate diagnosis and a high level of co-operation between Alternative Medicine and Orthodox medicine is highly desirable.

Homeopathy – Safe and Effective Alternative Medicine

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine to cure in the region of the health issue. It is a compilation of genuine, unadulterated, consistent properties of simple healing substances. Homeopathy is generally a safe treatment, as it uses medicines in extremely diluted quantities and there are usually negligible or no side effects. Homeopathy is best suited for acute and chronic illness, and is quite effective when found and treated in the early stages of illness.

Homeopathy makes use of the medicines that stimulate the bodies own immune and defense system to initiate the healing process. It’s an approach that individualizes medicines according to the entirety of the persons’ physical, emotional and mental indications. And it has been widely recognized to be safe.

Homeopathy is based on the principle “like healing like”. Homeopathy believes that an unwell person’s symptoms are signs of the body’s encounter in opposition to illness and they try to excite, rather than restrain his reaction. A homeopathic cure is given to cure a set of symptoms in a sick person, which can happen in a healthy person.

Homeopathic medicine is the alternative medicine that utilizes micro measure of matter from the plant, mineral and animals to arouse a persons’ natural healing reaction. It is a refined system of individualizing small quantity of medicine in order to begin the healing reaction. Unlike the other drugs, that primarily target the physiological process related to an individual’s ailment, homeopathic medicine work by arousing the individual’s immune system, allowing him/her to re-establish wellbeing and avert disease.

Benefits of Homeopathic medicines:

Homeopathy should be the first choice of treatment because:

• Homeopathy is exceptionally successful. When the proper medication is taken, the outcome is quick, absolute and lasting.

• Homeopathy is completely safe. Pregnant women and babies can use Homeopathy without the risk of side effects. Homeopathic remedies can also be taken together with other drug without having unnecessary side effects.

• Homeopathy is innate. Homeopathic remedies are usually made with the ingredients found from natural resources.

• Homeopathy works in synchronization with your resistance system, contrasting some conservative medicines which restrain the immune system.

• Homeopathic pills are not addictive – once aided, you can discontinue its use.

• Homeopathy is holistic. It takes care of all the indications as a whole, which as a matter-of-fact means that it takes care of the source, not the indications. It does not believe in giving different medicines for different causes.

• Homeopathy is a successful substitute to antibiotics in infectious diseases, producing no side effects and bringing about rapid recovery.

• The minimum dose of homeopathic medicine does over all wonders, as the minimal dose is very effective, and non-toxic.

• Homeopathy is ideal for infants and children, especially in treating common ailments like cough, cold, fever and diarrhea. It also helps children with behavioral problems like, bed-wetting, thumb-sucking, fears etc.

• There are diseases such as tonsillitis, fistula, appendix, kidney stones, ovarian cysts etc, which can be cured without surgery using homeopathic medicine.

• Viral infections like measles, chicken pox, jaundice etc, can also be treated with homeopathy.

• Homeopathy has cures for almost all types of allergies including food allergies, eczemas, asthmatic bronchitis etc.

People have become more inclined towards alternative medicines instead of the usual antibiotics. Homeopathy has gained popularity because of its mild composition and lasting effects. Treatment of the disease is not just the priority of people these days, but making the immune system strong and developing good resistance is what the people want.

Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi said about homeopathy that Homeopathy cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical and most complete medical science.