What type of healing do you prefer? Western medicine?...Natural? Other?

@miamilady (4924)
United States
August 11, 2007 1:17pm CST
I'm having some difficulty articulating this question, but hopefully you'll figure out what I'm trying to ask... When you are sick or hurt, what type of healing do you prefer to use? There's what I would call "traditional", in my mind that would be Western medicine... you go to the local doctor and he or she gives you a prescription, you go to the drug store and take some pills... Or, do you use homeopathy? herbs? extracts? chinese medicine? Aromatherapy? Is there something you use that I haven't mentioned?
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• Singapore
12 Aug 07
If the case is not too serious, I prefer just rest and water. And, I will rely more on herbal medicine that consist of plant material. I try to avoid "western medicine" unless absolutely necessary. And that's because you don't know what undiscovered side effects it might bring.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 07
simple sickness like headache, stomach ache, i prefer natural healing, but for the complicated one, i go to the doctor... but of course, with the two, it always comes with a faith
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@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
11 Aug 07
I used mostly traditional, clasical medicine, go to the pharmacy and get pills and hopefully I'll get better. I take some herbs from popular medicine tradition, some times works some don't, so I stay for western.
11 Aug 07
I have tended to stick with Western medicine really as that is just how I have been brought up. I would be interested to try natural remedies but wouldn't really know where to start and am particularly wary of scam artists - not that I am saying all practioner's are a con, but they are out there and I would hate to have my faith in natural remedies destroyed by such a person.
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
11 Aug 07
I believe in both natural and Western Medicine. But the only difference is that, in Western Medicine there is lot of probability that you will get a side effect. But in Natural Medicine, the probability to get a side effect is very very less when compared to the Western Medicine. I use more Natural medicine available at home rather than the Western Medicine.
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• Australia
11 Aug 07
When I,m hurt or ill I would prefer to use natural remedies, rather than go to a chemist or dr, Like right now i have a really bad pinched nerve at the base of my spine, 2morro i will go to my local Markets where ther is a man who does remaedial massage, I,ve been to him on a few occasion over the years and he knows exactly what he,s doing. I'd prefer that any day than to take muscle relaxant tablets that can do harm to your stomach etc... Too many people rely on man made medicine , i think they should look moer towards Natural things such as , Massage which helps prevent stress in the body to start with... Without stress , we have much healthier lives all round.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
13 Aug 07
When I am sick, I do not see any doctor. Often, I will sleep it away as it is just flu. The worst is either I get a fever or puke or severe headache. I will just apply ice pack on my head. If the condition does not get better after a week, I will go to the western doctor. I do visit TCM physician for maintenance as western doctors and TCM have different theories in healing. Western doctors cure symptons but TCM cure the source. Being a Reiki channel myself, I do Reiki myself at times.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
13 Aug 07
What is a TCM doctor? My niece practiced Reiki for a while...
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
15 Aug 07
TCM = Traditional Chinese medicine which are often herbals.
@gradyslady (4056)
• United States
18 Sep 07
My mom got lots of books on home remedies. I say if they work go for it, but if it's something like cancer, go to a doctor people!
@dbhattji (2508)
• India
23 Aug 07
I usually wait for nature to heal me but take allopathy medicines when things get worse.
@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
13 Aug 07
I would always first seek the "traditional" medicine, if anyone in my family is really sick. I would go to the local clinic ang seek help from a doctor. I would take supplements not as a medication but just so perhaps, it would help and facilitate the healing. When there is a rare occasion when someone is really sick, if the medicines have a really bad side effects or some other reason that traditional medication cannot cure, I would then resort to alternative healing. Maybe acupuncture, herbal, and others. I don't think I could go anymore wrong with them as they are basically natural.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
13 Aug 07
Hi there. I think you have mentioned the mains types of healing... I personally like traditional meds, anyway, now days when we got to our doctor, we get told to go home and rest up, that things should clear in a few days, that giving meds wont help at this stage... So we've resorted to our own traditional medicine...
• Pakistan
12 Aug 07
as well as i concerned i do self medication as i knw its harmful but i dont like going to doctor every time and sometimes my grandmom n my mom tell me some old tips to do i do that n always get well soon
@rosie_123 (6118)
12 Aug 07
If I can avoid it, I try and steer clear of prescription medicines, and prefer to eat healthily, and use natural remedies wherever possible. I try and lead quite a healthy lifestyle - I don't eat junk food, or fried and greasy foods, and I am vegetarian, so I tend to eat loads of fruit and vegetables, and no animal produce. If all else fals, I will visit a Doctor and take any meds that they prescribe, but I will always try and heal myself the natural way first.
@Powder86 (23)
12 Aug 07
I try to use natural therapies wherever possible as I hate putting chemicals into my body. The only time I really use Western medicine is when I get migraines a couple of times a year. Other than that, I find natural remedies very effective.
@ayris77 (1304)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 07
I'm prefer to use both,according to my pain and budget!
@maehan (1445)
• United States
12 Aug 07
If possible, natural healing is the best as it help to build up our immune system. But, if natural unable to help, I will choose the western medicine which normally will able to recover from illness.
@nhoj05 (49)
• Philippines
12 Aug 07
well it depends on the type of sickness that you have. Let us all admit that natural is still best and there are other things that western medicine cannot explain...
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
12 Aug 07
I guess you would call what I do homeotherapy I try al old hill folks tales about things first
@Gwatson (58)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Whenever possible, I prefer to use natural remedies to heal myself. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow me on NoMoreCollegeDebt.blogspot.com as I try to make $8k in sixty days using only a computer, a lot of free time, and some determination.
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
11 Aug 07
For the most part all I have availability to is western medicine, but I believe an eclectic approach, using both the western and eastern approach, and working on healing the mind, body, and spirit is the way to go.