By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings

Alternative MedicineCan alternative medicine really work? I believe it does! What exactly is alternative medicine? Alternative Medicine is a natural healing method that is not part of the regular, traditional or standard medical training, although it is gaining more attraction here in the West. Alternative medicine has been around for thousands of years. More and more people are choosing alternative medicine over standard medications.

So why would people seek out alternative medicine? Most people seek out alternative medicine when they are frustrated with the medications that they are taking and are not seeing any improvement in their long lasting condition and / or symptoms; while others use alternative medicine to maintain good health. Alternative medicine can help via a wide variety of methods. Some of these are herbs, essential oils, vitamins, naturopathy, homeopathy, nutritional adjustments, identifying food reactions, and that’s just to name a few.

I have witnessed and heard many testimonies from people that I personally know and have experienced firsthand healing in my own life; that’s why I am a believer that alternative medicine can help you feel better. So, why should someone consider alternative medicines over traditional medicines? Here’s an example: if you have ever had to take antibiotics, you probably were able to fight whatever infection that you had going on only to get sick shortly after because of a weakened immune system. Antibiotics can, and usually do, wreak havoc on your immune system (not to mention your gut) because it destroys both the bad and good bacteria. There are natural options to take if you are ill that don’t have to compromise your immune system. The key is to learn which natural supports are good to use for preventative purposes and which natural remedies are effective when you are actually sick.

Many prescription and non prescription medicines have several side effects that can be very serious. Those prescription commercials can be rather scary! Prescription medicines have their place, but we believe in treating the body so it can heal itself, naturally, before solely relying on medication.

There are so many natural alternatives available that have been used since ancient times. Alternative medicine can be the key to preventing certain illness or managing them. Now is the time to look into alternative medicine and experience how it can work for you!

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Medical disclaimer: Nutritionally Yours is not a medical clinic. Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Contact your medical doctor before stopping or changing any medications. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor. We have a nutritionist, naturopath and a medical doctor on staff to help you feel your best.