Alternative medicine? Is there really such a thing.
If Medicine qualifies as a health practice that works for an individual, is there really an "Alternative?"Alternative medicine has become a dirty word, in our society. It is often used to mean "outside of the mainstream." The connotation is that it is somehow less stringent in training or application. The connotation is that it is somehow "less effective" than the "tradition."
Would it be fair to turn the tables?
Would it be fair to suggest that acupuncture is the "alternative" to waiting 45 minutes past your appointment time?
Would it be fair to suggest that acupuncture is the "alternative" to uncomfortable or sometimes fatal side effects of medications?
Would it be fair to suggest that acupuncture is the "alternative" to surgeries with long recovery times and variable rates of success?Personally, I do NOT believe this is fair.
While the experience may sometimes be true, it is a blanket statement.
Alternative medicine is a phrase used to cause a rift. Many doctors now use terms such as "complementary."
Complementary medicine is an approach to health from any angle that works for the patient.
The effort is one of cooperation.
Not "either / or."To believe that one medicine cures all is pure hubris.
Certainly, there are always options - not alternatives.
There are definitely complementary therapies to our health, just as one form of exercise does not fit all.
Rather, we are told to mix our weight training with our stretching with our aerobics.
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