Saturday, March 15, 2014

The New Medicine

The New Medicine
In today's world, most of us deal with pain the easy way, which basically means popping some pills. I don't think it's the safest way. I think we should start looking at alternative ways to deal with our pain that doesn't involve some kind of pill bottle.
I am of Asian heritage, so most of the stuff that they taught us was that there is more than one way of treating pain. One of them is acupuncture, which is to relieve stress but also help you tune your body so that you can relax and help your body heal itself in ways that you never thought possible. Another way would be herbs and tea that you can either find in your own garden or at a local market. Most of these medicines are all natural so most won't have the side effects that you would have if you were to take a pain killer. One of the best teas is green tea, because most teas are fill with anti-Oxonian which can help build your immune system, at the same time helping you relax and heal pain in your body. Chinese ointment is another good alternative, many Asian people have used this to help heal the pain because it heats up where you have pain and so it relaxes that part of the body.

Wait, so what does this have to do with  biodiversity? Well biodiversity is all about using other alternatives to help make the world a little bit more green. In order for us to all these things we need to be healthy. Also, we are also trying to save you the cost of what you would find in a drugstore. Most of these things are in liquid form so most of it is going to taste nasty but it will save you money and heal you a lot faster. Most of the medicine that you buy can cost you anywhere from 20-50 bucks or more, depending on what you are getting.  Now if you were to use herbs, then you can get it anywhere from 5-10 depending what you want and how much of it you need. Most of the people that sell these herbs are people who know the medicine and will help figure out how much you need. 

But if you really wan to find out more about these type of alternative medicine, you should read this other article. Hey, you never know--this might help save your life.
Fries, C. (2013). Self-care and complementary and alternative medicine as care for the self: An embodied basis for distinction.Health Sociology Review22(11), 37-51. doi:10.5172/hesr.2013.22.1.37


Zheng, Z., & Xue, C. l. (2013). Pain Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Australia: A Critical Review. Journal Of Alternative & Complementary Medicine19(2), 81-91. doi:10.1089/acm.2011.0233



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