There has been much debate about doctors who are using modern medicine versus homeopathy. Modern medicine has been proving over and over again that it can be used to cure severe illnesses and even some that have been considered incurable, like cancer.
Homeopathic practitioners however, also have proven that homeopathic remedies can cure many illnesses as well. The question is, how do you determine your needs when it comes to the medical treatment that you need?
Homeopathic medicine is based on the idea that the body has the full ability to heal on its own. The practice of homeopathy views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body as an attempt to make itself well again.
This practice of alternative medicine takes the idea that if a substance is causing an illness in a healthy person, that person should be given a small dose of that substance along with other natural remedies to help cure the illness. Some of homeopathy uses pills and liquid mixtures containing only a little of an active ingredient to help with the treatment of the illness or disease.
Most homeopathic medicines have been used to treat illnesses such as the common cold, the flu, and allergies. These remedies have also been known to help with arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and minor cuts, scrapes, and sprains.
This alternative way looks at specific things that could be causing the pain. For instance, let’s say that you have a headache. This type of medicine asks many questions. Where does your head hurt? What brought on the headache? What type of pain is it? What seems to aggravate it? What is your state of mind during the headache? All of these questions, once answered, will be able to guide the practitioner into giving you the remedy that is best for your pain.
Homeopathic medicines are not all FDA approved (and should be clearly labeled saying that) and the vast majority are not habit forming. When you feel that they have healed your illness, you should stop using the medicine immediately.
These medicines are usually inexpensive, all natural, and have almost no side effects whatsoever. They are safe for children, infants, pregnant women, and even animals. One of the downfalls of homeopathic remedies are that they do take a bit longer to prescribe based on your symptoms, while modern medicine is a bit quicker.
These alternative methods of medicine seem to work for minor illnesses and diseases. There are a few cases where they should not be used and you should seek advice from modern medical doctors. Diseases like cancer, heart disease, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, major infections and communicable diseases, and major emergencies. For these emergencies and other diseases, many doctors look to modern medicine for cures.
Modern medicine has been the go-to remedy for so many years now. Many more people trust modern medical doctors and nurses and have a better sense of comfort in the sterile nursing scrub environment more than they do homeopathic practitioners. Many elderly feel that homeopathic medicine is just a type of the new age nonsense and do not feel it should be used. Modern medicine has it advantages just as homeopathy.
Modern medicine has cured many types of cancers and had many types of vaccines developed to help children and adults from getting sicknesses like the flu or the common cold. Antibiotics have kept many people from dying and their infections from spreading. These medicines are all FDA approved, but some of them have bad side effects and become habit forming.
When it comes to modern medicine and homeopathy, it is up to you to decide what seems best to treat your illness. If you are looking for the healthier route, be sure to check all the natural alternatives. If you do have emergencies and serious diseases, perhaps the modern route is the way to go. Your doctors can help you to make these choices as well. Make sure to always get a professional opinion for your health.