Complementary and alternative medicine. What is it, or are they? How do they benefit you?
Personally, I dislike the way these terms have appeared. They give the idea that complementary medicine supports mainstream medicine. Or that there is an alternative to mainstream medicine. This implies that they are second best.
The fact is that many of these types of health care existed for centuries before mainstream medicine appeared.
In truth, mainstream medicine is a late comer to health care scene. It is currently the dominant system of health care in many countries, especially the western countries where the wealth lies, which speaks volumes in itself.
It is not a very effective system though, with rising rates of every chronic disease, with new diseases appearing all the time. Certainly it has its place, but should it be in the dominant position?
The efficacy of a country’s health care system is often viewed by the infant mortality rates. America and other western countries are among the very highest rates of infant mortality worldwide. So is it wise to complement that?
Generally speaking, what is considered complementary and alternative medicine are the holistic health care systems that:
- look at causes of poor health
- consider every aspect of the body – mental, emotional and physical
- support the healing of the immune system
and during the healing part, it is expected:
- to see a return of old symptoms that were masked rather than healed
- that the energy and/or the mental/emotional side of the patient will improve before the physical side
- that other health issues will also improve
This is very different from mainstream medicine, which doesn’t cure diseases. Rather the drugs suppress the symptoms. The drugs, being patented synthetic substances, are also toxic and carry often harmful side effects.
It is normal for people already taking mainstream medicine, but who are unhappy doing so, to consult a complementary or alternative medicine therapist. The two types of medicine are in opposition to each other – the mainstream drug suppressing the immune system, the holistic medicine opening up and supporting a healthy immune system.
However, the mainstream drug can’t be stopped, in serious cases, until there is evidence that the holistic therapy is working. So initially, it can be a bumpy ride for the patient.
It’s worth considering what causes disease, what the causes of cancer are, before searching for the cure for these diseases, the cure for cancer.
The holistic approach to health care follows what science is now discovering. The new science of epigenetics considers that health is 80- 90% caused by the environment with 10- 20% caused by genetics.
The environment consists of:
- living conditions
Even if you do have a genetic predisposition to a particular health issue, it can be dormant if you faithfully take care of the environmental factors.
Although all this sounds easy, it reality, it isn’t.
- It isn’t easy to change your diet to a healthy one especially when all around you people are eating badly. You need support.
- It isn’t easy to detox yourself. You need support.
- It isn’t easy to manage stress without support.
- You may not be able to change your living conditions in the foreseeable future. And without changing yourself, you may end up jumping out of the frying pan, into the fire.
How can you achieve all this? Do you need to take out a second mortgage?
Homeopathy is one of the most remarkable holistic health care systems. There are historical records showing humanity has know about it for thousands of years. However, its current form was established over 200 years ago. That means there are 200 years of documented, clinical case studies, showing its overall efficacy. It shows, and continues to show, outstanding results.
By returning your immune system, and so your health, to how it should be, you will automatically be drawn to the healthy foods. A healthy immune system de-toxes the body automatically. A healthy immune system doesn’t rise to stress, but manages it with ease. A healthy immune system supports a healthy instinct and opens up doorways we didn’t see before.
When seeking complementary and alternative medicine options, makes sure to look at the wonderful modality of homeopathy. You may have to pay for the consultations, but your overall health bill, in years, will show how much you have saved.
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