If you are considering choosing alternative medicine for your health care needs, you may be a bit confused as to which category of alternative medicine would best suit your needs. First, you need to be aware of just what your medical needs are. Then, you also need a working knowledge of the category and type of the alternative medicine that best suits your diagnosis.
There is a huge range of categories of alternative medicine. Many of these categories were developed because there is no conventional, allopathic cure or treatment for many medical anomalies, and people are looking for something perhaps not a cure, but a glimmer of hope for their ailment. Even for diseases where a cure is sometimes possible, alternative medicine is sometimes the better choice.
Take a cancer patient, for example. There are documented studies in the research books where more than one cancer patient under the care of an oncologist went through chemotherapy and radiation only to be told to go home and get their affairs in order, for there was nothing more that could be done for them. The patient, refusing to give up, embraced a regime of alternative medicine that included herbs and/or natural plant matter such as seeds. In a short period of time, tests revealed that the cancer was either greatly reduced in size, or had disappeared completely. Now, what person, upon hearing a testimonial like this, wouldn’t want to give any category of alternative medicine a try?
It is also little wonder that some people mightily distrust conventional medicine after an experience like this, and pass their feelings on to others. Alternative medicines popularity is growing by leaps and bounds, possibly due in part to bad experiences with allopathic doctors and their role as healers in our society.
However, and this must be said, it is impossible to know how many of the successes with alternative medicine were due not only to that so many categories of alternative medicine are available for any illness or disease imaginable, but also to that peculiar and unexplainable phenomenon that both types of medical doctors have seen all too frequently. That is the power of the mind. While alternative medicine has both the scope and the power to be of assistance in healing, how much of its success is due to that its devotees believed they would be made well so strongly that a virtual miasma of hope came forth from their soul to join with the branches of alternative medicine and initiate a healing?
We may never know how much power our minds have when it comes to alternative medicine. Suffice it to say that alternate medicine does indeed work, and for many patients, that in itself is quite enough.