Many turn to alternative medicine for cures of illness and disease because of some of the side effects standard medical procedures bring with them. Everyone knows most medicines carry with them side effects. So, the question becomes; are these side effects worse than the original disease itself?
Also, medical procedures many times, come with a risk. For instance, certain operations are not always successful and can cause greater harm than the original problem that made the operation necessary. I am in no way demeaning modern medicine; however there are times when the risks modern medicine present make it worthwhile to look for and alternative cure.
There are probably hundreds of different so-called alternative medicine cures. However, in this article, we will talk about five of them: acupuncture, herbal remedies, hypnotism, macrobiotic diet and oxygen therapy.
Acupuncture has been performed since as far back as recorded history began. Acupuncture is an Eastern form of medicine and it has claimed to cure everything there is to cure. As most of us know, acupuncture is performed by sticking needles under the skin. Today acupuncture is even used as a means to help people fight obesity. There are many people who swear by acupuncture.
For every illness, disease or condition a person can have, there is probably an herb that will heal it. This is, of course, according to herbalists. The problem with herbs is, like modern medicine they have side effects and they can react to other medicine, foods or herbs being taken. Well herbs hold great promise, let it be noted that you must really be careful when using herbs.
It is thought that the subconscious mind controls everything in the body. Because of this, hypnotism teaches us the subconscious mind can be programmed to lead a human to any desired outcome he or she wishes. The desired outcome can even be the healing of a major disease or ailment. While hypnotism is a controversial subject, many people have had great success with hypnotism with quiting smoking and losing weight.
The macrobiotic diet goes back to around the year 400 BC. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, taught macrobiotic dieting. Basically, a macrobiotic diet is a chemical free diet. No processed foods are eaten in the diet consists mainly of grains and, of course, all fresh foods. Going on this type of diet supposedly cleanses the body and while doing so brings greater healing forces to the body. Like most alternative medicines, the macrobiotic diet is somewhat controversial. However, there are those who have had success with it.
The theory here is, since disease cannot live in an environment washed in oxygen, adding more oxygen to the body will make the body very inhospitable to disease and therefore the body will heal itself. This is said to be the case even if a person has a cancerous tumor in its advanced stages or even if he/she is HIV positive.
While there is no conclusive evidence all, or even any of these alternative medical cures are appropriate for everyone and or all diseases, there are many people who have experienced success by using alternative medicines.