Allopathic Medicine vs. Holistic Health Care: Are You Making the Right Decision?

-by Dr. Brent Waterman, BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of San Ramon Are you thinking about changing your doctor to an alternative medicine doctor?  Do you like the allopathic approach or are you fascinated with eastern medicine? If you are ready for a change in your health and healthcare professional, then you should know the differences between the two approaches. Both are worlds apart and choosing one has been the bone of contention for a long time. Let’s discuss and educate you on which approach to trust your health with.  We feel that the choice of going with a complementary and alternative medicine doctor should be yours. Often referred to as allopathic medicine, the western approach aims to treat the illness only. When a person falls ill or is suffering from a disease, the condition is treated using drugs and surgeries. Allopathic practitioners are limited by what they can do because they only focus on the symptoms not the causes. Since last century, allopathic healthcare practices have spread to every nook and cranny of the planet. Most of the population is now accustomed to this type of allopathic treatment. As you can see most infants are injected with immunizations without hesitancy, and flu shots are administered without any questions. It seems as though there is a pill for every ill, and even better, a pill for all their side effects. We have somehow been convinced that when sick, it is due to a lack of medicine or surgery and this is the only way. On the other hand, holistic healthcare complimentary alternative medicine is proactive and aims to find...

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