Believe it or not, what you don't know about alternative medicine could cost you your life. Conventional Western allopathic medicine has been revealed to be one of the leading killers of Americans - when everything goes as it should - and alternative approaches to medical problems and complaints are becoming more and more common. But some people still don't know about some of the safe, easy, effective, and even free alternatives that could quickly eliminate many common medical problems for which the "traditional," pharmaceutical or surgical treatment could prove fatal. Don't you want to know your alternatives before you make a choice that could cost you your life?
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has become more and more popular in the U.S. over the past years. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established an entire division for the study of CAM; but, what exactly is it? CAM includes treatments, modalities, and techniques that aren't considered Conventional allopathic medicine, such as: Hypnotherapy, EFT, TAT, Z-Point, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Energy Psychology, Natural and Herbal medicines, among many other well-known therapies and remedies - many of which gave rise to newer forms of treatment, and many of which are decidedly safer and more effective than what we now call, "traditional medicine."
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are considered "alternatives" here in America, despite the fact that they are thousands of years older than any of the very dangerous forms of "better living through chemistry" we practice in the West. China, in fact, accounts for perhaps a third of the world's population; and they've been thriving for thousands of years while here in America, since the relatively recent advent of patent medicine - and huge pharmaceutical corporations - the majority of us have become unhappy, unhealthy, and/or overweight (not to mention the fact that we have become addicted to multiple forms of stress management).
The fact is that all medicine is alternative medicine. You alone are responsible for your health and health care; and you have alternatives - only one of which is Western allopathic medicine. If you don't know how dangerous the pharmaceutical-based treatment of illness is, just look it up (search for a report by Gary Null, et al, on iatrogenic deaths); and if you didn't know you had choices, look that up, too. You have a ton of choices; and most of them are safer and more effective than what you have been taught is your only alternative, hope, or chance for survival in the event you became injured or ill. Doctors in the West aren't bad, or evil; they mean well, but just don't have very many options in the system they are currently operating in - and they were taught what they were taught and know only what they know (not what they don't know). Educate yourself about your health, your body, and your health care options and alternatives; knowledge is power, and what you don't know could get you killed by someone who's just trying to help.