Along with pharmaceutical medications for whichever condition you have there comes a natural treatment as well. It is up to you to find out which treatment option would be best for you and the condition you have.
When people fall ill, usually their first instinct is to visit a qualified health practitioner for a diagnosis. The practitioner, usually a doctor, will then prescribe a medication to treat the disease. Although people have been using medication since the beginning of time to manage disease, most pharmaceutical companies weren’t established until the late 19th and 20th centuries. Things really kicked off in the twenties and thirties when medical discoveries, such as penicillin, began being mass produced. From there, the world changed to one that became increasingly dependent on pharmaceutical drugs for health and wellness.
While research and development into modern day medication has done a lot to advance the practice of medicine, not all of the medications that have found their way to the shelves of local and online pharmacies have worked the best for the people taking them. In fact, some have done more harm than good. In recent years, the naturopathic industry has begun to flourish in response to people looking for more natural ways to heal their body. A Naturopathic doctor looks at the patient holistically, meaning they consider all the parts of the patient’s life when making a diagnosis. In modern medicine, doctors only consider the symptoms of the disease when making a diagnosis.
So which is better, naturopathic medicine or traditional? That is not an easy question to answer as it depends on a lot of things. However, it mostly depends on what you believe, what you are comfortable with, and the amount of risk you are willing to take. Naturopathic doctors (ND) try to prescribe remedies that work with the way the body heals. However, sometimes they step beyond the realm of “pure medicine” and assign spiritual, emotional, and mental causes of physical disease and may recommend adjustments in your life that go beyond popping a few pills you get from online pharmacies.
On the other hand, modern medicine sometimes takes a too narrow approach to diagnosis which may be why prescription meds aren’t always effective. For example, stress can cause the onset of many diseases including high blood pressure. If a person has a job that puts undue amounts of stress on them, then the patient needs more than just high blood pressure medication. They should also learn stress management techniques that keeps them calm and maybe even change jobs if possible. Without that added holistic recommendation then the patient is spending hundreds of dollars at online pharmacies buying medication that treats the symptoms and not the actual problem. To decide if one or the other is right for you, it is best to do your own research, including talking to a naturopathic doctor and some of the patients, and come to the decision that feels right for you.