May 19 2014

Alternative Medicine: Why Holistic Healing and Emotional Healing works better than pills – Vol. 148, May 10, 2012

I often wonder why people tend to take medication as their first choice when they have a symptom or illness. I recently had acid reflux so bad that I was scared the acid I was feeling in my throat was going to permanently scar my throat and esophagus, I couldn’t sleep and sometimes found it hard to even talk it got so bad.

I googled the problem and came up with several alternative methods to the usual proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec and Nexium that it seems half the world is taking currently. In less than 2 weeks I was symptom free by just eating apples and drinking an apple cider vinegar drink, that I actually enjoyed.

There are many alternative methods to medicine. With the ease of using the Internet one can google their problem and in an instant come up with many alternative methods. You don’t even have to go to the library, or read complicated medical books. There is a plethora of information at our fingertips.

I read also that honey can heal the tissues in the esophagus damaged from acid reflux. Not only does this save on doctors appointments and medication, but it can also save ones health in the long run.

There are times when pills and medication are needed. We just need to know when that is. We need to know when we need to take these medications, and when we should try something else first. Most of these pills come with many side effects short and long term, that most often are not communicated by the prescribing doctor. The first choice of doctors is usually a prescription because that is how they are trained to work.

Realize that many of these drugs that are being prescribed for issues such as simple acid reflux disease affecting millions of people, are actually harmful in the long run.

Now my first choice is anything but a prescription drugs, if I can help it, even though I too was raised on reaching for that pill. However, having found and used alternative methods many times over now, and having had serious side effects from prescription medications I can now say that reaching for a pill is my LAST choice.

I know there are times when they are needed, and I am not foolish enough to go with out if needed. It is my belief that we are an over medicated society and should at least step back and evaluate whether we really want to swallow those chemicals as we ingest that pill. I don’t understand why people feel that they need to always take a pill to alleviate their symptoms. I guess it is how we were raised.

Everywhere one looks there are advertisements for pills, and drugs to get rid of any ache, pain or symptom one might have.  Even aspirin that has been around for hundreds of years has side effects.  Yet there are more and more specialized aspirin formulations for everything from headaches to backaches to joint pain to sleepless nights aids.

“There are many, many aspirin side effects. Some of them are less harmful, but some of them are deadly. In fact, in the 1970’s, aspirin side effects made it one of the top ten drugs for adverse reactions! While some reactions are mild, aspirin side effects such as bleeding ulcers frequently sent people to the hospital where thousands every year DIE from aspirin side effects.”

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We are so conditioned to reaching for a pill that we don’t even realize or stop to think what it is doing do our bodies. We want instant relief not thinking of the long term effects that single chemical might have in our bodies.

Perhaps we are all too trusting of our pharmaceutical companies and the FDA.
We have all seen the ads for 1-800 BAD-DRUG and “…if you or a loved one have suffered from…” and the list goes on and on.

And we think it won’t happen to us, all these side effects.  What are the chances I skip a dose of an SSRI medication such as Prozac that I will
get sick ending up in the hospital. Well, I can tell you the chances are slimmer than you may think of NOT having a terrible side-effect, having experienced just that not too long ago.  I missed one dose, in less than 24 hours and ended up spending 2 days in the hospital, spent two weeks out of work and on disability, unable to drive or do much of anything I was so sick.  I was so scared that I would never be able to work or live again the way I was used to. I never in my wildest dreams imagined I could have gone through what I did with this medication, having taken it at a much higher dose years ago with no adverse effects.

Funny thing is most of these alternative methods have been around and proven longer than these pills and drugs have been:

Yoga, and acupuncture for blood pressure and stress relief.

Hypnosis for all sorts of issues both physical and psychological.

Foods such as garlic, apples etc. to heal all sorts of inflammation in our bodies

Yet most of us find it easier to reach for that pill. My cousin who is only 54 years old is taking pills for blood pressure, cholesterol, acid reflux amongst others.  All are very serious medications.

All the issues I once HAD a problem with, I have SOLVED with alternative methods.

Hypnosis has been around as we know it since the 1800’s, yet goes back to ancient India and Greece. Acupuncture is the oldest form of medical treatment being around for over 2,000 years. Massage and food have also been known for many years to help in the healing of one’s bodies.

Seems to me I would trust something that has been around for many more years then the medications that are being prescribed today. And yet, I haven’t seen an advertisement for “1-800-HYPNOSIS, if you or a loved one have suffered adverse reactions…”Go Figure…

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