Alternative Medicine Speech
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Have you ever wondered about the side effects of most medications? Or worse, what that specific medication treads? According to the American Medical Association, the average of Americans of age 65 take 7 different prescription pills, 2 of them tread the symptoms of the original disease or diseases and 5 suppress the side effects of the first medications. Most don’t think of alternative medications as an option, but it is. In fact, alternative medications can be better for your body than conventional medications. What I’m going to explain is what alternative medicine is, why some disapprove it and why it can be better for you. Body
That being said, Alternative medicine can be defined as any form of medication practice outside of the realm of conventional medicine, and there are more 100 types of alternative medications in use today. Some examples include: yoga, acupuncture, aromatherapy and herbalism. So why there are so many people against alternative medicine? Well, some say that there isn’t a lot of research on the subject, it´s not really documented and there´s no evidence truly supporting this medicine. To this argument, I say yes, it does need more research. But if we are going to compare, only 15% of conventional medical practices are supported by any evidence at all. Let’s take herbalism. If you start taking vitamin C daily, or any other herbal supplement, what is going to do with you? It’s just gonna make your body better, it’s not gonna harm you, it’s not like a random drug trial, where you take a pill once and have to suffer the side effects of vomiting, excessive sweating, dizziness… it’ll only keep you from getting sick.
Another advantage of this kind of medicine is in the fact that, unlike conventional medicine, it focuses on preventing diseases and not just treading them. You may ask: why can’t I just take antibiotics, for example? It makes me feel better then why shouldn’t I take it? Well, over the years antibiotics lose their effectiveness and the frequent use of them can lead to a weaken immunity, because our immune systems works through experience and if we take a pill for everything, our body will never learn how to fight even the simplest germ. One important thing to know about alternative medication and probably the most important thing is that it cannot fix everything and it doesn’t claim to fix everything. If you absolutely need a prescription pill, like an antibiotic when you are suffering from a severe disease, then yes, by all means take it because the role point of the medication is to not let that disease spread through your body. But, just keep this in mind: you don’t need a pill for everything. Conclusion
Finaly, I’ve explained what alternative medicine is and give you some examples, now, I simply asking you to think differently about your health and even try to improve it. Alternative medicine doesn’t mean voodoo or banning your doctor, it’s just another way to live healthier. Remember this: you don’t want to be 65, taking 10 different medications and have 5 of them treading the side effects of the previous 5.