Why think about alternatives to medications?

There are often wonderful alternatives to the standard types of treatments for common conditions treated with very strong medications today. Acute conditions such as bacterial and viral infections to chronic conditions such as asthma and a host of other common chronic conditions today. Often patients are being prescribed medications that perhaps their own doctor would not take themselves. Whereas, in alternative forms of medicine, the treatments are much more gentle because they are aimed at balancing the body as a while, not at attacking or suppressing it. This is an interesting article on this point: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24777955/from/ET/