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When you are sick, you go to a doctor. And the doctor prescribes you medicine. What if your doctor gives you herbs for medicine instead?
Would you think he is a quack?
Research studies are being performed to see if there is any truth in natural medicine. Natural medicine is making use of herbs, natural techniques, and traditional practices to cure sicknesses. Each culture has its own natural medicine.
In olden cultures, village medicine men served as community doctors. Handing down medical knowledge to their successors. A lot of the healing methods fall under natural medicine.
Among these are complementary medicine, traditional medicine, and alternative medicine. Typically, natural medicine is medicine that were practiced before modern medicine. This includes herbal medicine.
Which is prevalent.
In Chinese, Indian, and Greek medicine. Upon the arrival of modern medicine, many professionals dropped herbs in favor of man-made medicine. The fact that these treatments are based on the healing properties of some herbs was forgotten.
For instance, opium, aspirin, quinine, and digitalis all have their roots in traditional medicine. Natural medicine is a lost art. This does not imply that it has lost effectiveness over time.
Sometimes, natural medicine is actually better than modern medicine. This leads some medical professionals to seriously consider and study the possibilities of natural medicine. Not all the natural remedies are legitimate.
It will be good.
To only attempt those remedies that have been thoroughly studied and are safe. There are numerous well-documented and studied herbal remedies available. However, only those that deal with minor ailments such as fever, colds, cough, and skin rashes etc. are likely to be recommended by doctors.
These remedies are usually better than synthetic medicine. Because herbal medicine is less likely to cause negative side effects. Presently, many companies studying the uses and effects of natural medicine.
Among those studied is herbal medicine. Some governments and health agencies even openly promote using natural medicine. Because it is cheap and safe.
As more studies compile.
More herbs and treatments are added to the list of accepted medicines. There are many alternative medical treatments such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, and acupuncture exist today that fall under natural medicine. However, not all of them have been proven to be effective.
It is recommended that you consult an expert about the legitimacy of these treatments. Consider natural medicine as an accompanying medicine. The current collective medical thought suggests that natural medicine be used only to supplement accepted modern medical practices.
The practice of modern medicine focuses on diagnosis and prescription. Natural medicine is useful. Since it recommends treatments are given not necessarily only when sick.
Natural medicine aims for the practice of good health habits.
These habits consist of healthy living, good diet, and regular natural treatments. It is funny but true. That science, in its quest for excellence, is studying the knowledge of sages in the past.
This, surprisingly, leads us back to the remedies nature offers. The possibilities of discovering remedies to everyday illnesses in natural medicine are exciting and encouraging. A lot of people now are turning to herbals.
The increasing appeal of herbal supplements has developed a new trend of a health lifestyle. However, before you join the bandwagon, there are some things you should know about herbal supplements. What is the difference between a drug and a supplement?
Drugs are chemicals.
That can treat, improve, prevent, or alter a health condition. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims. Supplements are not classified as drugs.
The main difference is that they do not have approved therapeutic claims as drugs. Supplements consist of vitamins or minerals aimed to supplement the diet of a person. Supplement your body with iron nutrition.
Iron can only be taken from food sources such as red meats, fish, poultry, cereals, leafy vegetables, and raisins. It serves as a fuel to energize our body by helping in red blood cells production. Take iron-rich foods with Vitamin C for an effective iron absorption.
They are not meant to be taken as a substitute to any food or medication.
Majority of the manufactured medicines used to come from plants and animals. Over the years, chemists separated the essential components from the harmful ones. This resulted in the further drug research and development which led to the production of drugs from synthetic sources.
We have semi-synthetic drugs, as well as drugs that have more natural composition. Considering herbal supplements are made from a mixture of unrefined herbs. There is a possibility that harmful components are still present hence the concern from the medical community.
There a growing concern with the increasing appeal of herbal supplements because there is the proliferation of fake herbal supplements that endanger lives. One way of ensuring quality and safety is to have supplements get proper classification by registering with the food and drug administration. Also, in the event of a worsening health condition that is proven to be linked to the use of a particular herbal supplement, consumers may be able to file the proper complaints.
It cannot be discounted that many have tried herbal supplements and experienced an improvement in their health.
Whether this is due to the herbs or a placebo effect, as long as they do not worsen the health condition, then using herbal supplements is worth the risk. Obviously, there are some things to consider before using herbal supplements. First of all, clear your condition with your doctor.
Check if taking a particular herbal supplement is safe given your health condition. Never take more herbal supplements than what is instructed by the doctor or on the bottle. Each person responds differently to herbal supplements.
While it is perfectly safe for one person, it may be allergic to another. Stop drug use and abuse aside from those prescribed. It comes as no secret that dangerous drugs can lead to many unhealthy results some of which are fatal.
Try to stop or at least limit the pills you take daily. It can give your body an incredible amount of toxin that can immediately weaken the immune system of your body that you need to fight illnesses. While chronic health conditions may result into the need for you to consume several types of pills daily, it would do well to try to limit their use as much as possible since the simultaneous intake of these pills can result into kidney damage due to its harmful chemical contents.
Take vitamin C supplements. Vitamin C is a detox agent perfect for the liver due to its glutathione content. Vitamin C acts as an anti allergen.
2000 mg of vitamin C per day can treat asthma and allergies. It has to be taken from fresh citrus fruits, not processed foods or canned juice. Herbs can help in body detoxification. Yucca roots and licorice are great laxatives.