It is a debate that has been raging from the time that Penicillin was first invented – whether introducing chemicals into the system of the body is actually capable of healing or is only able to provide symptomatic relief; in other words instant gratification?
And in spite of the great strides that have been made in the field of pharmaceuticals, there are many who choose to go the alternative medicine way, shunning main stream medications.
This debate has been revived once again due to the anti homeopathy movement ongoing in Britain, where it is being recommended that homeopathy no longer be offered as part of the NHS (National health Scheme) treatments.
Alternative or natural medicines are still more popular in many parts of the world such as China, Japan and in South America. Instances of alternative medicine offering very real and substantive relief abound – and this, without any harmful side effects, which is the main reason why people choose to eschew mainstream treatments.
The idea is that balancing out one’s lifestyle is of more important when working towards good health. Practitioners of treatments such as traditional Chinese medicine claim that pharmacological preparations may give relief today, but alternative therapies may cure a person forever!