Sunday, September 18, 2005

Alternatives in Health Care

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Today's fast pace of life can be incredibly
stressful, and that stress can be detrimental to your
health. It's no wonder that drug companies are
making all incredibly profits, as we turn to more and more
medications. Of course, there are a variety of life saving
drugs, or medicines that have greatly improved the quality
of life and the health of many people. But drug therapy is
not the only option to having good health. There are many
debates about the wisdom of choosing conventional medicine
or alternative medicine.

One of the main components of conventional therapy is a
reliance on drug therapy. These medicines usually are high
quality, and are often given to address specific conditions
or symptoms. Unfortunately, treating the symptoms
doesn't treat the entire body. Often conventional
medicine offers treatments that are invasive, only target
the symptoms, not the underlying causes. Frequently,
conventional medicine treats the human body in parts, not as
a whole.

One of the other common approaches is to try an alternative
medicine. Alternative medicine differs from conventional
medicine its approach to treating the condition, not just
the symptoms. Not only can this approach be more effective
and gentler to the body, but it's also sometimes more
cost effective. Because the treatment targets the whole
body instead of specific parts, the treatment doesn't
just cover up symptoms and require lots of future
treatments. The diagnosis is of the whole body, not just
the parts.

There is an increasing variety of alternative medical
therapies that gaining in popularity especially in the
United States, one last centers of traditional medical

The growing number of people turning to alternative
therapies is growing stronger and is becoming more and more
the chosen form of medical treatment among Americans. Just
consider these statistics: - One out of every three
Americans uses some kind of alternative medicine. - There
was a 47 percent increase in visits to alternative
practitioners between 1990 and 1997, from 427 million to 629
million, bypassing the estimated total number of visits
made to all conventional primary care doctors in 1997.

Alternative medicine is not only becoming increasingly
popular in the United States. It's estimated that
Australians spend more than $100 million (Australian
dollars) yearly on alternative therapies. In Taiwan, the
majority of the population, more than 80%, seek alternative
therapies, plus the huge amount of Chinese herbal stores.

Now W.H.O. and F.D.A./USA begin to pronounce the therapy.
They even set hundreds of millions of yearly expenditure in
research institutes and required credits in medical schools.
Before the main medical stream solving the modern healthy
problems, the alternative therapy that aims at prevention
and radical cure becomes a new star in medicine. The medical
institutions in many countries have recognized its
concepts, principles and philosophy.

Jaynne Nicols is the webmaster and operator of Health which is a
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