Kaiser Health recently conducted a poll of American households to see what kind of impact the economy is having on health-care expenditures. Looks like more than half of us are forgoing expensive Western medical treatments as we look for ways to save money.
More than one-third of Americans are now relying more on home remedies or over-the-counter drugs instead of actually going to see a doctor. I find this quite encouraging, actually, since I assume most of those home remedies finding their way into mainstream homes fall into the realm of natural health.
Whether you are forced to look for alternatives to western medicine because of economic issues, or because western medicine has let you down and not solved your health problems, or maybe you find the side effects of prescribed drugs intolerable, or you’d just like to clear your body of foreign toxins… whatever your reasons, let me welcome you to the inclusive world of natural health! 🙂
Homeopathy, naturopathy, iridology, massage therapy, herbology, colon-hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, aryuvedic medicine, etc., etc… whatever natural health modology you find that works for you and your particular health imbalances can be used in conjunction with, or instead of, western medicine.
Don’t get me wrong: it would not be smart to refuse an ambulance after a car accident. Hospitals are great places to get patched up and put back together! But for sporadic or chronic conditions, you might just be able to save some money — and sanity — by looking into a natural health remedy.