Natural medicine has a long honourable past with a sound basis in natural philosophy and the Doctrine of Signatures. This understanding gave direct cues as to how the colour, shape, and distinguishing characteristics of a potential medicine revealed its individual healing properties. Some time before modern drugs appeared in wide-spread use, it was our only way of treating ailments of all kinds and ironically many conventional drugs are derived from natural sources .The prescription of natural medicines has always required direct knowledge and understanding of the person whom they are to be prescribed for.
This is a policy The Natural Medicine Practice adheres to.
Natural medicine and modern medicine can work well alongside each other. Many simple and complex ailments respond quickly to natural medicines with no additional help. More serious conditions require skilled case management and often the combined effect of both. The body can become accustomed to conventional drugs and rely on them as a person would a crutch, so removing them rapidly from the treatment protocols would be unwise.
Natural medicine should not replace the treatment recommended by your medical adviser, however the unified effect of both can yield more beneficial treatment results for the client than if solely one approach is relied upon. Conventional drug therapy has treatments that are often harsh and physically debilitating – natural processes can be internalized, driven further inwards with the result that a persons quality of life, both short / long-term health suffers due to the fact that only the appearance of ‘unwanted’ symptoms ‘disappear’ or abate their intensity.
Natural medicine may offer alleviation of the above mentioned, isolated symptom focused approach to treatment – this assists the client to better cope and contend with the side effects of this, whilst the treatment is in process.