In October of 2015, I finally got something done that I should have looked into years ago: I got tested for allergies. I’d always known about seasonal allergies I suffered from (Springtime has always been a killer season), but unexplained reactions and too frequent ER trips finally made me bite the bullet.
The result? Two long pages of food and environmental allergies that I had been living with, never knowing. Fast forward a few months and tons of more tests later, it turns out that there are quite a few things I should have been paying attention to.
We live in a time where there is a pill, treatment or procedure for everything. I’ve never been a huge fan of taking medicines of any kind, just because it seems to throw my body off more than heal it. But I also don’t agree with being blissfully ignorant when it comes to health and wellness. You should do something, but sometimes the obvious isn’t the answer. Traditional medicine may not be what the body is asking for.
Alternative (or non-traditional) medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but does not originate from evidence gathered using the scientific method, is not part of biomedicine, or is contradicted by scientific evidence or established science.
Examples include new and traditional medicine practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine, various forms of acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, Sekkotsu, and Christian faith healing. (via wikipedia)
I’ve been considering looking into acupuncture, which some of my friends swear keeps them in top shape. I also know others who swear by their chiropractor.
So I’m asking today, would you try non-traditional medicine in favor of an alternative treatment? And if you’ve already gone the alternative route, share your experience!