HOW IT DIFFERS FROM TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
Traditional medicine seeks to treat the body using resources from
outside of the body. The belief is that something is wrong with the body and must be fixed. It is sometimes
believed that only those trained professionals in the medical field have the ability to fix a basically “broken”
body by introducing some outside influence into the system. This may be accomplished through the influence of
medications or through surgical procedures.
For example, pain may be treated with medications, and muscle
injuries may be treated through various surgical procedures. In both instances, foreign influences are used to
attempt to fix problems. These techniques, while they have the best of intentions, may be detrimental to the
Medications are outside influences on the body. They may have side
effects that are often difficult to predict. These adverse effects occur because the medication seeks to provide an
influence that the body cannot produce or is currently unable to produce on its own.
Medications have different reactions when they are introduced into
different individuals. There is not always one medication that improves a condition for every patient. Instead,
there are several choices of medications that must be gone through in a process of trial and error.
Medications meant to help have the potential to harm because their
exact effects in a patient’s body are unknown. Surely, there has to be a better method than attempting to give
patients medication with unknown effects. Medications cannot be the best substitutes for natural bodily chemicals
in all cases.