Treating the symptoms rather than the causes does not produce lasting results. Giving a person a pain pill instead of treating the cause of the pain only gives the person temporary relief. Cutting the part of the body that is affected only weakens the overall function of the body. Replacing body parts with artificial parts does not help the body heal itself. All these methods only assure the medical profession the return of clients and a continuous income. There has to be a better way! There must be an alternative method that treats the causes rather than the symptoms. The truth is, there are many health care methods that use unconventional approaches to health care. They range from totally ridiculous to well thought out scientific systems that lead to maximum health. The following are some that are based on well thought out rational approaches that treat causes rather than symptoms. These are based on both prevention and treatment. Naturopathic medicine
Naturopathic doctors believe that the human body has an innate ability to heal itself. Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) instruct their patients to use cutting-edge diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and natural therapies to help their bodies prevent and fight disease. They see the patient as a complex and interrelated system. They develop comprehensive treatment plans that combine the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to treat disease and restore health. They base their practice on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence.
1. Let nature heal. Our bodies have an innate and powerful instinct for self-healing. Finding and removing barriers to self-healing (such as poor diet or unhealthy habits) nurtures this process. 2. Identify and treat the causes. Symptoms will only reappear unless the root disease is addressed. Don’t cover up the symptoms. Finding and treating the cause of these symptoms will bring a lasting cure. 3. First, do no harm. Naturopathic doctors follow three precepts to ensure the safety of their patients:
Use low-risk procedures and healing compounds, such as dietary supplements, herbal extracts, and homeopathy, with few or no side effects.
When possible, do not suppress symptoms, which are the body’s efforts to heal itself.
Customize each diagnosis and treatment plan to suit each patient. No two people are alike. Each person heals differently.
4. Educate patients. Naturopathic physicians believe that they must be educators as well as physicians. They teach their patients to eat, exercise, relax, and nurture themselves physically and emotionally. They also encourage self-responsibility and work closely with each patient.
5. Treat the whole person. We all have a unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, sexual, and spiritual makeup. The naturopathic doctor knows that all these factors affect our health. Because of this, he or she carefully adapts the treatment strategy to address the whole person.
6. Prevent disease. They understand, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” For them, proactive medicine saves money, pain, misery, and lives. With this in mind, the naturopathic practitioner assesses risk factors, heredity, and vulnerability to disease. By receiving treatment for greater well-being, they were less likely to need treatment for future illnesses.
II. A master herbalist
An herbalist is one who uses herbs to promote health. This has been the world’s leading form of medicine since the beginning of time, with a written history of more zdrowie than 5000 years. Unfortunately, the use of herbs for health care in the United States has been overshadowed by dependence on modern drugs for the past 100 years. However, 75% of the world’s population still relies primarily on traditional healing practices, most of which are herbal medicines.
III. Homeopathic remedies
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that treats an individual with highly diluted substances to activate the body’s natural healing system. The idea is to treat “like with like”. This concept dates back to Hippocrates (460-377 BC), but in its current form, homeopathy has been used around the world for more than 200 years. This principle was rediscovered by Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician who was surprised by the harsh medical practices of his day (which included bleeding, purging, and the use of poisons such as arsenic). This led him to search for a way to reduce the harmful side effects associated with these crude medical treatments.
His first experiments were on him and a group of healthy volunteers. By administering smaller and smaller doses of drugs, he found that toxicity was reduced and the drugs actually appeared to be more effective at lower doses. In addition, he observed that the symptoms caused by toxic drugs such as mercury were very similar to those of the diseases for which they were being used. This led to what he described as “like cures like”.