Alternative Medicine and health care in the USA
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Have a chronic or degenerative condition such as high blood pressure, asthma, allergies even cancer or AIDS that you are treating with conventional medicine by a medical doctor? If so, as you've probably figured out by now, all modern medicine can do for chronic conditions is keep the symptoms of the condition at bay - at a very high ongoing cost using expensive prescriptions that you'll need to take for the rest of your life -- unless you do something different.
When seeking care for our ills, it is important to understand the limitations of the practitioners we seek to provide us with care. By being aware of the fact that conventional medical doctors , M.D.s are only trained in allopathic medicine, which by its very nature is geared to arrest acute conditions and save lives for those that are in life and death situations by stabilizing the condition using drugs and surgery and not at all geared towards giving a patient their robust health back, we would understand that conventional M.D's have little to offer those with chronic problems.
On the other hand, when we realize there are doctors that ARE trained SPECIFICALLY on how to treat and eliminate chronic and degenerative conditions by helping the patient to eliminate the underlying cause of the disease and help the patient regain their robust health by showing them how to best strengthen their body's own immune system and get rid of the disease altogether, these doctors, called naturopathic doctors or N.Ds would be our obvious first choice for treating a chronic problem. These doctors, undergo years of training in medical school just as M.D's do, but their training is in knowing how to help the body regain robust health as opposed to just treating symptoms.
Proven track records of Naturopathic Doctors in our area, including those at the Tree of Life Center in Seekonk, Massachusetts, demonstrate that when the right method is used, chronic and degenerative conditions, which allopathic medicine can only treat the symptoms of, can indeed be cured using natural medicine.
Natural medicine used to assist the body's own ability to heal has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years and was actually mainstream practiced by all doctors until 50 or 70 years ago.
we look back at that time we can also see a correlation to a much healthier
population of Americans with far fewer incidents of Cancer. In the 1940's only
3% of Americans had Cancer whereas its projected 50% of Americans will have
cancer in the next 10 years or so. When natural medicine was more widely used
if a person was lucky enough to reach age 5, they generally lived vibrant active lives well into their 70's 80's and 90-'s or more and died in their sleep, a healthy person.
To justify the exorbitant cost of conventional healthcare we are told that so called "miracle drugs" are the reason we are living longer today when in actuality, if the far reduced infant mortality rate of today was not taken into consideration, our lives would be not nearly as long or as healthy as they were 60 or 100 or ore years ago when there was no "long-term care crisis" and no nursing home shortage.
The reason people lived longer and were healthier and resisted the chronic diseases so many of us are stricken with today is that back then, they weren't exposed to so many toxins to weaken their immune systems like we are today.. Their food was 100% real and clean food without preservatives and additives. Their medicine was natural medicine - without dangerous side effects.
AS much a we'd rather not admit it to ourselves, causes of most diseases are LIFESTYLE based! Contrary to the popular misconception that cancer just falls out of the sky and lands on some poor victim, in reality it takes years and years of poor eating habits and the weakening of the immune system before a cancer diagnosis is made. Natural medicine PROVES that once a person is diagnosed with a supposedly "incurable" disease that with patience and determination and dedication, and an immune strengthening program, these conditions CAN be CURED. They just can't be cured by conventional medicine - and never will.
The good news is we do have a choice. We don't HAVE to settle for western medicine to treat all our ills. If you value your health, make it your responsibility to learn about and take advantage of the healthcare options and modalities that are available to you. Remember that conventional medicine is best for ACUTE problems and naturopathic medicine which can include homeopathy, diet vitamins and minerals and herbs, is best to help the body recover from and eliminate chronic and degenerative problems - even serious once like Cancer, Diabetes..
Another side benefit of using an experienced naturopathic doctor is once you are free of your disease or condition, you'll be eligible for lower health insurance rates as the insurance company will consider you less of a risk. You'll save thousands of dollars in lower insurance costs and out of pocket costs for ongoing conventional treatment that you'd have if you limited yourself to only western medicine for a chronic disease and had to live with it your entire life. Best of all, you'll FEEL GREAT as you will have your` health back!
So if you value your health, make it your responsibility to learn about and take advantage of the healthcare options and modalities that are available to you. Remember that conventional medicine is best for ACUTE problems such as saving a premature baby's life or treating a stroke or heart attack or life threatening injury. Naturopathic medicine which can include homeopathy, diet vitamins and minerals and herbs, is best to help the body recover from and eliminate chronic and degenerative diseases that take a long time to manifest Integrative medicine uses both conventional and naturopathic medicine to treat the chronic condition providing the best of both worlds.
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