It seems that nearly every day we stumble upon a story in a paper or magazine which raises issues about the usage, abuse, or overuse of a particular pharmaceutical treatment in the treatment of minor disorders, or serious medical conditions. Often these stories are rapidly challenged as being ill-informed or based on insufficient evidence, possibly medical viewpoint is divided, or specific experts in the field choose to wait for a prolonged amount of time, perhaps years, in order to determine the security, or otherwise of these typically utilized treatments. This is not to criticise medical science, or its specialists, who should depend on objective and statistically valid evidence prior to offering a skilled opinion. It is little wonder that numerous of us turn to organic solutions, either as a supplement, or as an option to produced pharmaceutical products. There is a reassurance because easy word “natural”, taking us back to simpler times, when there was little option in the best ways to treat our daily bodily malfunctions, discomforts and pains and we used what was available to us, perhaps in our own back gardens!
Are organic treatments the answer? Undoubtedly if they have remained in use given that men and women initially walked on the Earth they must be both reliable and safe? The answer to this, regarding numerous questions, is “Yes” and “No”, and even “Well it’s not as simple as that.” In the past, herbal treatments were frequently administered or recommended by one specific person in the neighbourhood, regularly a lady, (probably regarded as a witch), who was a specialist in her field. This individual would have studied and found out, by trial and error, about the effectiveness and safety (or otherwise) of the item she was providing. Herbal treatments might be natural, but that does not make them safe and we need to be well informed about the optimal dose along with about possible negative effects and what are called “contra-indications” in the medical profession. Prior to a doctor recommends a drug to you, s/he will refer to your medical history and concern you about your lifestyle. We need to be equally careful in self-prescribing, and benefit from information and suggestions that is readily available to us from reputable sources.
Should organic treatments be regarded as an option, or a complementary supplement to standard medication? Herbal treatments might in these cases be utilized in a complementary method, if this is appropriate. Let us also not forget that many extensively used standard medications are based on a herbal item, (aspirin and digitalis to name simply 2), so we may be utilizing a natural based product without being conscious of it.
It is little wonder that many of us turn to organic solutions, either as a supplement, or as an option to made pharmaceutical products. Organic treatments might be natural, but that does not make them safe and we need to be well informed about the optimum dosage as well as about possible side results and what are called “contra-indications” in the medical occupation. Organic remedies might in these cases be utilized in a complementary method, if this is proper. Let us also not forget that numerous extensively used standard medications are based on a herbal item, (aspirin and digitalis to call simply 2), so we might be utilizing a natural based product without being conscious of it.