traditional medicine and the wisdom of the ancients.

@winterose (39918)
Canada
April 17, 2007 4:48pm CST
In north america there is a trend going on to go back to natural herbs and potions rather than use standards drugs where ever possible. I would not trust the homeopathic medicines for big things such as curing cancer, but for other ailments like the common cold, I believe in the wisdom of the ancients, the Lakota Nations remedies, like echinacia, Honey is an anti bacteria and works wonders on chronic bronchitis (the antibiotic never worked for me that my doctor prescribed)etc What do you take and why how about acupuncture from china?
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
18 Apr 07
My parents and grandparents used what they called home remedies.I still treat my kids and animals with natural cures first and if my knowledge falls short then we call in the professionals. When you get a cut you can slap a little honey on it or a paste of garlic in vegetable shortning or lard. It will heal quickly without infection. Upset stomach ..chew some fresh peppermint...bad breath..chew parsley...valerian root for headache..mullen can be dried and a tea made for respiratory problems. I make my own lipbalm with honey,beeswax,teatree,mineral oil,and olive oil...I also add natural flavors.. I could go on but this is getting long..Also I've never had acupunture but have had acupressure..
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Apr 07
wonderful these the type of things I am looking for.
@crackhead (1826)
• India
17 Apr 07
I do take the general medicines prescribed by my doctor and off course i don't like seeing a doctor unless i am completely ill. I tried homeopathic medicine once when i had gastric trouble and i was relieved from that in a couple of months where as i tried the General physician medicines and i couldn't control the trouble in my stomach. Heard a little bit about acupuncture which is also done in the extreme southern part of India, Many are preferring it when it comes to serious and uncured subjects for long.
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