In fact, you might be one of these people who is burdened by endless medications. Perhaps you spend hundreds of dollars per month, or thousands per year on pills that act largely as a band-aid instead of as a true solution to your health ailments.
Well, there’s good news and bad news.
Now for the good news. In its natural state, your body is designed to heal itself, and is perfectly capable of doing so as long as you get out of your own way. Many health ailments have a drugless alternative that is often natural and less invasive. So what if you could cut out “the middle man” (the drugs) and just go straight to where you want to be – healthy and happy?
Holistic medicine examines the whole system – not just the parts – in order to get to the root of the issue. Symptoms are critical indicators your body is trying to express. These symptoms are there for a reason – to tell you something important about what your body needs to heal. Once you know the root cause of the problem, you can deal with it. That’s how you achieve true health.
Many pharmaceutical drugs merely mask or hide your symptoms for awhile... until they inevitably return again. (I’m reminded of a persistent dandelion that keeps growing back because it’s cut above the surface and not pulled out by its root.)
Perhaps it’s worth the time and money to get to the real cause of your health problems naturally (the potentially more expensive and dangerous alternative, of course, is to continue taking drugs for the rest of your life). Many of our patients know that drugs, while having their uses, may not be a viable long-term solution due to side effects and cost.
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Schondelmeyer, Stephen W. Trends in Retail Prices of Prescription Drugs Widely Used by Medicare Beneficiaries: 2005 to 2009. Rx Price Watch Report. AARP Public Policy Institute. 2012 Mar.
Thomas, Katie. AARP Study Says Price of Popular Drugs Rose 26%. The New York Times. 2012 Mar 6.