Top 5 Myths On Traditional and Alternative Health Care

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Posted on: December 5th, 2017
Author: LH Prime

Like many things, some myths are shared to people who do not have a lot of information about traditional and alternative health care. LH Prime Cebu have seen many of its patients who visit a diagnostic clinic in Cebu with severe and critical concerns with their bodies because they have foregone a check-up with a doctor, assuming alternative medication is the only way to go.

Top 5 Myths On Traditional and Alternative Health Care

This article will tackle the myths that talk about traditional and alternative health care. Hopefully, after sharing this article to friends and family, the right kind of information would be communicated.

For starters, the biggest myth about traditional and alternative health care is having to choose: which is better? There should be no comparison. Understanding what traditional and alternative medicine is all about should be the first step. The Alternative Daily says, ‘Certain aspects of alternative care such as herbal supplements, massage therapy, chiropractic care and others should be discussed with any mainstream physician we consult to ensure that negative interactions don’t occur. That doesn’t mean we have to seek just one or the other. It’s all about balance.’

Myth #2 – alternative health care is expensive. Let’s look at acupuncture, massage, and the like. Because some believe that you can be able to alleviate body pain through a simple pill. Others say that alternative medicine like the ones mentioned above are very pricey, without the guarantee that it would work. To that, the reply would be, ‘is there really any guarantee to anything, whether it be prescribed medication or traditional?’

Myth #3 – There is no scientific basis to traditional and alternative health care. Any type of alternative and traditional health care ‘have’ to be properly studied. Not only should there be government support, companies that would sell/promote alternative medication have to be appropriately licensed and certified.

Myth #4 – You can take prescribed medication PLUS natural/alternative medication together. This is definitely not true simply because your body may/may not be able to respond the way it should be because it is also taking prescribed medication. Longevity Media shares, ‘…we ought to tell our doctors what supplements we’re taking to guarantee that we’re not inadvertently disrupting our wellbeing. The following supplements are only some of the supplements that are known cause interactions. (Note: this is not a comprehensive rundown): Garlic, Dark cohosh, Echinacea, Cranberry, Valerian, St. John’s wort, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Evening primrose oil, Ginger

Myth #5 – Alternative Medication gives supernatural care. Many people think that when a person is taking supplements like alternative medicine, they are stronger, perform better, and has a better well-being…making them appear ‘supernatural’. Always approach any ‘indication’ of something like this with a grain of salt. Remember, what may work for one, may not work for another.

LH Prime Cebu presents these myths to open the eyes of any individual who is skeptic about traditional and alternative health care. Visit a diagnostic clinic in Cebu if you feel that you are going through any body pains and changes that does not go away, causing you to perform poorly. A medical exam in Cebu should be able to give results that would show your doctor what to do, alternative or otherwise.