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The Dangers of Western Medicine: Why You Should Consider a Holistic Approach

What Are the Dangers of Western Medicine?

First, let’s look at the dangers of western medicine. The main danger is that you’ll get a misdiagnosis. You may have a treatable condition like anxiety or back pain, but you’ll be given a diagnosis of a serious and perhaps incurable disease. This happens because the physician uses a computer diagnostic test that includes a checklist of symptoms and diseases.

Unfortunately, doctors often don’t consider the context of your symptoms and life situation when making a diagnosis, so they may misdiagnose you. If you have a serious condition like cancer, you’ll want proper treatment as soon as possible, so misdiagnosis can be dangerous. Unfortunately, western medicine doesn’t have any natural treatments, and many procedures are risky, so serious conditions are often treated with drugs and surgery.


Why You Should Be Careful With Western Drugs

Western medication has several negative effects on the body, including increased risk of addiction, side effects, and adverse drug interactions. Overall, western medication is not a safe or effective way to treat “dis-ease” Instead of helping people feel better, it does the opposite. The most important thing to keep in mind is that Western medicine is designed around chemicals and drugs, not humans and human biology. This means that a person can build an unhealthy dependency on a drug just like they can with alcohol or heroin.

Additionally, the medical community has been slow to embrace the concept of non-pharmacological treatments for mental health problems such as depression. As a result, many people are unaware that there are other options available besides pills and therapy. For example, Psilocybin mushrooms have been proven to be a much more effective and natural way to treat depression. 


The Ayurvedic Alternative

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of holistic healing. Rather than treating specific diseases, Ayurveda treats your overall state of mind and balance in life. It aims to bring you back to or closer to your natural state of health. That means it can be used to treat diseases and side effects of western drugs. Ayurveda is a very safe alternative to western medicine. It uses natural and herbal remedies, including yoga, meditation, and other stress-reduction techniques. 

The word Ayurveda is composed of two Sanskrit words: Ayu means life, and Veda means knowledge. The idea behind Ayurveda is that to sustain life, one must know how to live. Ayurveda recognises the fact that we are different from day to day, based on the time of day, the weather, our menstrual cycles, our diet, and much more. 


“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

―Ayurvedic proverb


Find an Ayurvedic Practitioner

Finding a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner isn’t as easy as you might think. You want to look for someone who has completed at least a few years of training and has had some experience treating patients. You can ask your friends or family members if they know of someone in your area who practices Ayurveda.

You can also try searching online for Ayurvedic practitioners in your area. However, you’ll want to make sure that they are, in fact, Ayurvedic practitioners and not someone who just practices Ayurveda-inspired treatments. Find out if the practitioner has experience treating your particular issue or if they specialise in a particular area of Ayurveda like digestion, mood/emotions, or women’s health.


Using Ayurveda at Home

Ayurveda advocates a healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, and regular exercise. It treats the mind, body, and soul. In addition to traditional medical treatments, Ayurveda also includes herbal supplements, yoga, and meditation. There are many ways you can incorporate Ayurveda into your lifestyle at home. You can eat healthy foods and take herbal supplements to boost your immune system and support overall health.

You can also practice yoga or meditation to calm your mind and relieve stress. Ayurveda is a great option for people who want to be more active in their everyday lives but don’t have time to go to a doctor’s appointment. Let’s say you have a particular condition, like acid reflux.

Your Ayurvedic practitioner may give you a few different treatments that you can use at home. For example, you may be advised to use certain herbal teas, like triphala or haritaki, before meals to reduce stomach acid. You may also be advised to practice certain yoga poses and breathing exercises to help reduce nausea and improve digestion. You may be given some essential oils to add to your bath or inhalation therapy. You can also use certain foods and herbs to balance your doshas and promote healing.

You can also start with simple recipes to help you incorporate new foods into your diet or try making homemade remedies for common ailments. With time and patience, you can develop healthier habits that will have a positive impact on your overall health and well-being without having to see your doctor and being prescribed medication that only treats the symptom of your issue and not the root cause.


Final Words

Ayurveda is a safe and natural system of healing that can be used to treat virtually any condition. It’s also very effective in treating diseases like cancer and diabetes that western medicine doesn’t have effective treatments for. If you have a serious medical condition, it’s best to consult your Ayurvedic practitioner before stopping or changing any of your western medications.

If you have a chronic or minor medical issue, you should consider using Ayurveda as a way to support your body in its natural healing process. For more on this topic, see our blog post about Ayurveda here.



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