By Rita Kennon
Compare herbal remedies that treat the whole body side by side with conventional medicine that cover the symptoms.
The American Medical Association Journal statistics showed that more than 100,000 people die every year in American hospitals from side effects of appropriately prescribed medicine.
There is an enormous amount of medication prescribed every day. The authorities admit they have no cure available for many of the diseases that afflict people today. But they continue to mask the symptoms.
Synthetic drugs have many side effects. First of all, they are toxic to all of our bodily systems. Remember this when you see prescription drugs pulled from the market place after having carried the FDA's seal of approval for many years.
Unfortunately very few doctors inform their patients of possible side effects. For nearly every drug prescribed there are enough side effects to fill a book the size of a dictionary.
Is it too much to ask that our doctors know more about medicine than what the pharmaceutical companies teach them. Is it unreasonable to expect a doctor to be knowledgeable, and skilled in the art of healing after eight or more intensive years of training.
Shouldn't modern medicines focus be on the patient as a whole instead of just on the disease?
Doctors are beginning to recommend that patients try some alternative medicines such as herbal remedies. Meanwhile they prescribe more drugs, while you do the research to locate alternative health solutions.
Did you know that...?
1. The pharmaceutical industry grosses more than $100 billion annually just in the U.S.
2. About one-fourth of the prescription drugs in the U.S. are plant based.
3. There are more than 80,000 various plants used in the world today.
4. Herbal remedies are the main form of medicine for three-fourths of the entire world.
Many people are researching alternative health solutions today, while looking for some much needed changes in their health care.
The choices are many, including herbal remedies, acupuncture, tai chi, qigong, yoga, ayurvetic medicine, holistic, hydrotherapy, massage therapies, homeopathy and energy medicine.
Information overload is absolutely mind boggling, and there are as many conventional medicine choices as there are herbal remedies.
There is becoming a much greater demand for safe, efficient and cost-effective natural health care solutions over the past twenty years or so.
I know this is no news flash to you, but preventing disease is still much easier than treating it. This is where herbal remedies can help. Herbal remedies use botanicals, which are simply natural plants to treat and prevent illness.
More people are turning towards herbal medicines for healing different health problems because they desire a more natural form of health care.
The main reason herbal remedies are particularly beneficial is because they treat the cause of the disease, instead of the effect of the disease (the symptoms).
Another good thing about herbal remedies is that they have less chance of side effects compared to conventional synthetic medications.
In a nutshell, we have to take responsibility for our own health, and do our best to prevent disease. An ounce of prevention is truly still worth a pound of cure.