Are you listening to your body’s cries for help?

by | October 4, 2010 | antihistamines, ibuprofen, natural healthcare, natural medicine, nutritional therapy, pain, paracetamol

How often do you reach for a paracetamol or an ibuprofen?  Every month, every week, every day?  Or maybe you rely on antihistamines?  Most people rely on some form of medication on a regular basis.

Taking medication like this regularly is a sign that your body is not functioning as it should be.  It may be something as simple as not drinking enough water or balancing out your blood sugar levels or needing more sleep, but taking a chemical to suppress your body’s natural signals is not going to stop the problem from happening. This is the difference between natural medicine and orthodox medicine.

The pharmaceutical companies which underpin the practice of orthodox medicine go to great lengths to find special chemicals that will switch off your body’s cries for help, or shut down normal processes (eg. the contraceptive pill and medication that switches off production of stomach acid).  Natural medicine, on the other hand, examines why the symptoms are there in the first place, and seeks to find a way to rectify this.  Uncomfortable symptoms are usually a sign that something is wrong and needs to be put right.

With my own clients I have seen that blood pressure and cholesterol levels can be easily controlled using natural methods.  Migraine sufferers can find relief, and allergies can be brought under control.  Digestive problems and poor energy levels – both things which are traditionally quite difficult to treat using conventional medicine – can be greatly improved with some simple, safe, interventions.

There is no doubt that conventional medicine saves lives, and in an emergency, nothing else will come close.  However, for day to day ailments or chronic diseases that are not life threatening (but may well be affecting quality of life), I believe that natural medicine is better by far.

If you have any questions about any symptoms that you regularly take medicine for, please do contact me and we can discuss what might be the reason this is happening.