Natural Health Remedies – Is Holistic medicine a scam or not?
I don’t consider natural medicine systems a scam, so I don’t consider Biogetica a scam. It also seems like Biogetica has a bunch clinical trials conducted on its products and in some cases they out performed allopathic prescription drugs!
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Health Remedies – Is Holistic medicine a scam or not?In recent times there has been a lot of debate on the efficacy of natural medicines and the laws thatshould govern their sale and use. Some allopathic Doctors consider all medicine systems other thanAllopathy to be a scam and their practioners to be quacks. However, other Dr’s take the extra step toeducate themselves on natural alternatives and present these to their patients as complementaryprotocols. You and me as consumers are often left in a situation where we must take matters into ourown hands and choose what is best for us. This often requires a considerable amount of research onour part as there arenumerous holistic medicine systems like Ayurveda, TCM (Traditional ChineseMedicine), Homeopathy, western herbology, bioenergetics and homotoxology, and only fewpeople areeducated and trained in all of these systems. An allopath seldom knows about homeopathy and ahomeopath seldom knows much about Ayurveda. Hence we are left in a place where we on our ownmust choose what is best for our bodies. To make matters worse, Allopathy is the only system ofmedicine that is FDA approved for conditions, and all other natural products within the United Statesalways say something like:“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and DrugAdministration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”The question really becomes, Should one discount all Ayurvedic, Chinese, homeopathic, alternative,complementary and herbal medicine as scams or should one consider them as a first line of defense onthe road to keeping healthy?In my research I discovered the following interesting facts that are of major importance to all our health: • Allopaths call natural medicines a scam as they are seldom approved by the FDA for treatment of a certain disease. • Naturopaths, Homeopaths and Ayurvedic Doctors consider Allopathy to be a short sighted approach that only targets symptoms whilst ignoring root causes. • Natural medicine proponents say that natural products cannot be patentedand sold for huge profits like pharmaceuticals exclusively by one firm. Hence no one ever pays for FDA approvals of natural products. One example I found interesting and relevant was the Valerian Root v/s Valium case. Valium is essentially a synthetic analogue of the same active ingredient that is contained in Valerian root. However no one bothered to study Valerian root as a remedy for anxiety or insomnia. Instead they created valium, patented it and got FDA approval. Valerian root the natural variant never made it to FDA trials as no one was willing to pay for a natural substance that cannot be patented and FDA approved for an ailment. If you go to an allopath he would prescribe valium and a naturopath would prescribe Valerian root. The latter may be a safer alternative but it hasn’t received nearly as much publicity or sales as Valium has. This lack of recognition is the reason why we must dig deeper to find ourselves the best alternative.
• Natural medicine systems like Ayurveda, TCM and Homeopathy have been around a lot longer than allopathy has and are supported by numerous detailed texts. Homeopathy is in fact grand fathered in by the American Medical Association and it is the only form of alternative medicine that can be called a medicine for a certain disease without clinical trials. • Homeopathy though often criticized as unscientific, has a scientific basis. Recently material scientists have proven that water has memory and this memory is what carries the information from a homeopathic medicine into the patient • Placebo’s generally work 40% of the time, however in some studies homeopathy and Ayurveda provided relief upto 80% of the time.Looking for information on all health systems in one place I came upon a site calledhttp://www.Biogetica.com. They combine all these complementary natural medicine systems topresent integrated solutions to their customers. Biogetica has Dr’s from all these various holisticmedicine systems available for chat so I found it to be a very useful resource in gathering informationfrom various medical systems in one place. However when I googled Biogetica, I came upon some sitescalling Biogetica a scam and other blogs stating that there solutions were amazing. Researching further Icame to understand the following:Biogetica has been pioneering in combining the knowledge of all traditional medicine systems withmodern scientific technology, and aiming to addressdiseases at its root cause. Solutions mentioned byBiogetica are directly derived from natural medicine systems like Ayurveda, TCM and Homeopathy. Asdiscussed earlier, medicines and therapies derived from these traditional natural systems cannot bepatented in order to get it approved by FDA. Despite of this, the therapies mentioned at the Biogeticawebsite claim to synthesize all medicine systems to simultaneously ease disease on physical, mental,emotional and energetic levels. They pronounce to not only help you with the ailment but also to have anutritive and energetically balancing effect on your body. I don’t consider natural medicine systems ascam even though they are not FDA approved so I don’t consider Biogetica a scam. It also seems likeBiogetica has a bunch clinical trials conducted on its products and in some cases they out performedallopathic prescription drugs!After analyzing the Holistic as well as Allopathic approach of medicines, it’s more certain that Allopathyworks against the symptoms of the ailments and tries to provide relief only to the particular symptomsgenerally through suppression. Whereas, traditional medicine systems and Holistic healing takes intoaccount the root imbalances that bring about these ailments and work to correct them. This seems tobe a wiser approach for chronic ailments. However symptom suppression is necessary in acute casesand one most not ignore prescription medicine and its efficacy in quickly controlling symptoms.The conclusions of my unbiased research are as follows:Prescription drugs are generally the best method for immediate relief and acute cases.
Herbal and Homeopathic medicines are great for chronic ailments as they address root causes and notjust symptoms.One must look for Dr’s who are open enough to consider both systems simulataneously.Natural medicine that isn’t FDA approved is not a Scam. It is Patent Laws and dollars and sense thatmakes it unaffordable to seek FDA approval on natural products.This paper represents personal views of the author and is not to be construed as medical advice toanyone. Please consult your Dr for medical advice.