Well, there are alot of people out there that swear by holistic medicine, herbal remedies, and all sorts of other "all natural" methods of healing and treating diseases. But I gotta ask you a few things...
5. Have any "Natural Methods" been able to produce vacines that are proven to actually *prevent* diseases? Western Medicine has. Alot of them.
What is Western Medicine based on? Science. Science. Science.
What are "Natural Methods" based on? Heresay and "honest beliefs".
Sorry if I sound a bit harsh here, but honestly... "Natural methods" are nothing more than unsubstantiated claims made by people out to make money off of the sick.
Stick to science. It (and it alone) is what allows us to have the society that we have today.
No offense crohnsdaddy, but your arguments aren't completely true.
In the USA and/or Canada:
- Medical doctors in hospitals are using "HONEY" to treat bacterial infections in wounds because medicine won't work sometimes.
- Medical doctors sometimes use leeches to clot bleeding after major surgeries.
- Medical doctors can and do prescribe lots of natural approaches, like probiotics, diets, teas, etc.
- Medical doctors are presently in the process of research and clinical trials for natural approaches to treat Crohn's Disease, including the use of probiotics, worm therapy, etc. TSO (pig whipworm) used to treat Crohn's Disease was started and headed by andAmerican doctor from the university of Iowa, with amazing results too.
- Some natural approaches build up immunity which *prevent* diseases.
Natural approaches have been are proved scientifically too. For instance, it's a fact that chamomile causes relaxation of the digestive system and can help our spastic bowels.
I'm glad that Medical doctors are more open to natural approaches because Science is based on facts, not opinions.