According to the American Medical Association Journal, over
100,000 Americans die in hospitals every year due to side effects
from regularly prescribed medications. Throughout America, a
huge amount of medication is prescribed on a daily basis.
The medical community openly acknowledges that fact that it does not
have any cure for several common diseases that affect people.
Most allopathic medicines have side effects that can range from
mild to severe. The reason for this is that most of these chemicals
have certain toxic properties. This is why there have been so many
prescription drugs that got pulled from the market after enjoying
several years of FDA approval.
The sad thing is that very few doctors nowadays bother to inform
patients about possible side effects due to close and cozy
relationships with the pharmaceutical industries.
Half of the truth is that pharmaceutical companies will only tell
doctors as much as they want to and not reveal the complete
picture. Therefore, the doctors are not completely to blame because
they cannot warn patients against side effects of chemicals they are
not aware of.
The trouble is that the business is so profitable is that these
medicine manufacturers are more concerned with profits and FDA
approval rather than the overall effect on the patients.
This is one reason why several doctors are now beginning to
recommend complementary alternative treatments, like herbal
therapies and medicines.
Here are some interesting facts:
o The totally amount of annual profits made by pharmaceutical
companies through sale of drugs in the United States alone is
over $100 billion
o More than 25% of all prescription drugs available contain plant
o More than 80,000 types of plants are used all over the world
for medicinal purposes
o Over 75% of the global population depends on herbal remedies
for regular treatment
There are several choices available for people who are looking for
alternative remedies, including Acupuncture, Yoga, Qigong, Tai chi,
Ayurveda, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, homeopathy, energy
medicines, holistic approaches, and aromatherapy. In fact, the
number of herbal remedies available for different ailments equals
(if not exceeds) the number of regular drug treatments provided by
The point is that prevention always was and always will be better
than any cure, mainstream or alternative. The advantage of herbal
remedies is that they move an individual towards a lifestyle more
geared toward prevention and cure in the early stages of any
Pharmaceutical drugs work only after the problem has
development, they do not try to prevent problems because then the
manufacturing companies would go into a loss.
This is where herbal remedies leave the mainstream drugs behind.
This is also the reason why so many people are daily turning to
Herbal remedies treat the cause of the disease and not the
symptoms (like conventional drugs). Herbal remedies also have
almost no side effects.
Source by Gaetane Ross