The most complicated machine in existence is the human body. The workings of the human body parts are quite complex and it is very difficult to understand the nature of its working completely. However, every body part co-ordinates with every other parts and functions smoothly. The theory in natural health is to allow or give the body what it needs in order to correct its own problems.
Natural health always considers the whole person while treating for any injuries or diseases. This encompasses the theory of giving the whole body what it needs so it can work as one. Main stream medicinal practices will typically take care of the individual body parts rather (or symptoms) than the whole body. This importance to the whole body includes complete lifestyle recommendations including: diet, health, work, stress, any other ‘trigger’ that may be causing problems.
It is also common practice to not separate mind from body, and many times spirit. However, some practitioners even evoke the mind in healing by trying to impart positive energy, self esteem, and outlook. It is thought that giving off positive energy will bring positive to yourself and those around you.
A large reason advocating natural medicine is the difference in internal medicines. Herbal supplements and remedies utilize whole ingredients that contain natural buffers and synergistic ingredients allowing the medicine to work on you in a more subtle way. It is important to note that herbal remedies are not 100% free of side effects. As long as you are free of any potential allergies, a skilled herbalist can monitor your herbs and leave you ALMOST completely free of side effects, and 100% free in many cases. However the much larger issue at hand is the difference in the chemical pharmaceuticals that more often than not have side-effects, many times extreme side-effects.
As eco-friendly concerns grow among the population, many of the same people are looking for ‘green’ products to use and natural products to use. This trend has defiantly increased the interest in natural medicine. Natural practitioners use non-evasive techniques and offer remedies and supplements that are eco-friendly and all natural. People enjoy the feeling of using whole herbs and foods to promote health.
Lastly when people using alternative health are surveyed, the largest reason to seek alternative or conjunctive treatments has been the ability to be in control of their own health. Natural practitioners spend more time with their patients, communicate more with patients and allow the patient to be more hands-on with their health. It should be noted that while for some time many natural therapies have been termed as alternative medicine, but it seems most people are seeking the best treatment for the condition whether it is traditional or natural treatments. Research can be done to finding the best treatment for the ailment, find what works best for you.