Natural Medicine versus Conventional Medicine. Lots of information is out about both points of view – it can be quite confusing as both sides tend to be charged with emotion – each believing they have the pure truth.
I have had to weigh the chances one takes with conventional medicine vs. alternative medicine like Colloidal Silver or Garlic. Neither side is without “guilt”. Both alternative medicine and conventional medicine have their benefits. Personally, I feel strongly that the body is “intelligent” and will heal itself given time and porper nutrients. Alternative medicine encourages this line of thinking by using natural medicines from herbs, minerals, phytonutrients, pure water, fresh air…
I would use conventional medicine for “mechanics”: like fixing a broken limb, stitching up a gaping wound, and such. I have been known to use OTC meds for unbearable pain. But I always ask: is this something the body can “fix” by itself if given enough time and attention to good nutrition?
I have come to believe that whatever you use, you must inform yourself and make an educated decision. I try to get primary sources of information and research, not just info that is disguised as an advertisement. I keep in mind that even research is somewhat biased often basing the research on a faulty premise. I read info from both points of view, digest it and then (after prayer) proceed with confidence until I learn something that may significantly change my point of view.
Ultimately, I believe each responsible adult must make their own decision (and decisions for their own family) which methods work even using one or the other together.
I hope for a day when both kinds of medicine can be found being used together taking advantage of each form of healing all for the ultimate good of the patient. It won’t be too soon though as there is too much money in drugs and insurance for our conventional medicine brothers to let go of their interests.
Meanwhile I am thankful that intelligent adults can still choose. After all, it should be a choice.