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Natural Healing: Basic Concepts


Many people have started looking for alternative approaches to medicine, wellness and healthcare these days, because of the prohibitive costs for prescription drugs, and because many of these synthetic medicines come with dangerous side effects these days too.

Many people grew up on home remedies. Their Mom or Grandma would tell them to do seemingly strange sounding things - such as putting tea on a sunburn - to take care of any number of health and wellness problems that arose. Herbal remedies 

have been around for centuries too though. There's even evidence of people using herbal remedies and medicines as far back as 25,000 B.C., and many people don't realize this important fact either: Almost every synthetic prescription drug on the market today is based on one form of herbal or natural plant substance.

Modern day science doesn't recognize the validity of most herbal remedies though, because little to no specific studies have been conducted. These studies aren't conducted though, because there is no fortune to be made with herbal remedies. Big pharmacy research companies make their money on the patented drugs they create, and natural substances cannot be patented.

Now, herbal and alternative healing practices take a completely different approach than modern medical science usually does. Most prescription medications available today are designed to treat specific symptoms of a disease or condition. They don't want to cure the problem, because they wouldn't be able to continue selling drugs to people if they get better.

The herbal approach to healing however, is all about healing. Herbal remedies take a whole body approach and attempt to actually correct, reverse, or cure the health related problem. There are herbal substances which can address symptoms only, such as using White Willow for pain relief. But the true herbal remedy approach usually involves figuring out what's causing the health problems, and making corrections the body needs to health itself entirely.

Some things you'll learn about herbal and alternative remedies may sound quite strange. Sometimes things you're told to do in order to heal yourself even sound disgusting and repulsive too. So using herbal and alternative remedies to start healing yourself requires an open mind, a desire to learn, and the willingness to give things a try.

Most general consumers don't really know how to use herbal remedies and supplements properly, so learning about this is critical to your healing success. Many people also don't realize that herbs are not magic, and they can create unwanted side effects. Some herbs such as Lobelia for instance, work very well to calm and soothe frazzled nerves. If taken in large doses however, this herb will induce vomiting.

This is just one example of many you'll start learning about as you study herbal and alternative remedy options to improve the overall health and wellness of your body.

Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.

Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.


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