Here are some common questions that are asked about Natural Medicine.
Why are people turning to Natural Medicine?
The 80 million baby boomers are aging. Due to the managed healthcare systems, the red-tape, the lack of proper care, and the perceived coldness and remoteness of the modern medical system, many Americans are becoming fed-up. (Time Magazine, November, 1998) They are looking to seize control of their medical destinies and are looking toward preventative and gentle treatment methods. The consumer is making the decision that it is no longer enough to offer a drug or treatment after the disease strikes or just to cover up symptoms. They are driving the current market trend toward natural products and treatment.
People are also becoming frightened of what drug medications and modern medicine treatments are doing. In the United States, “properly prescribed drug medications kill more than 100,000 people a year, taking more lives than diabetes or pneumonia”, according to the Los Angeles Times (April 15, 1998). A study in the Journal of American Medical Association (April, 1998) estimates that 76,000 to 137,000 people died in 1994 from such treatments. That would make so-called adverse drug reactions between the sixth and fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In hospitals and under medical supervision, 300,000 patients are killed each year due to medical negligence in the United States. That means more people have died annually under modern medicine than all annual homicide and fire victims combined. This number is five times greater than the number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War. (Time Magazine “Special issue, Fall,1996)
Is Natural Medicine Able To Treat Serious Ailments?
Natural medicine is utilized to treat a wide spectrum of diseases, ranging from acute to chronic ailments. If you suffer from any of the following, natural medicine can greatly benefit you!
Heart Disease: In the U.S., there is an alarming 40% death rate from cardiovascular disease. In fact, more Americans die from heart disease than from any other illness.
Cancer: In 1993, the American Cancer Society predicted that about 33% of Americans will eventually develop some form of cancer. In 1996, there were an estimated 158,700 lung cancer deaths, 56,040 colon and rectum cancer deaths, and 27,800 pancreas cancer deaths. That same year, about 44,300 females died from breast cancer, 14,800 died from ovarian cancer, and 41,400 males died from prostate cancer.
Diabetes: 16 million Americans are plagued with Type I or Type II diabetes
Eye Disorders: More than 44,000 cornea and 6200 sclera repairs and replacements performed each year in the United States
Incontinence: 10 million patients suffer from incontinence in the U.S.
Infectious Diseases: Genital herpes, caused by the herpes simplex virus, affects 20 million Americans, with 500,000 new cases annually. Lyme disease causes flu-like symptoms in 100,000 Americans yearly.
Liver Transplant: Since 1988, there have been more than 23,000 liver transplants.
Migraines: 23 million Americans suffer from migraines
Osteoporosis: 25 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis
Reproductive Disorders: 285,000 unnecessary hysterectomies are performed each year in the U.S., 10 million U.S. men suffer from Reproductive Disorder
Is Natural Medicine Credible?
Natural medicine is traditional medicine. With over 4000 years of history, it is the longest practiced and most used medicine. More people have been treated with natural medicine than by all other medical systems combined. Throughout the test of time, natural medicine has stood firm. All research, studies, and utilization have been on humans – not rats, rabbits, monkeys, and guinea pigs. Natural Medicine is safe, effective, and when performed by a skilled practitioner, the patient reaps wonderful benefits.
How fast will I see results?
Results depend on the individual – strong constitution patients tend to see results faster than weak constitution patients, patients who developed the diseases recently tend to see results faster than those who developed it years ago, younger patients tend to see results faster than elderly patients, and patients that heed advice tend to see results faster than those who disregard the advice.
Natural medicine offers real treatment and the patient receives recovery on the cellular level. Natural medicine is not a pain killer or drug that numbs the pain temporarily. Because when the drug wears off, the patient is back to square one or worse. Natural medicine is steady recovery to regain health.
What will my insurance company cover the costs of Natural Medicine?
Here is some background information about this question.
Insurance Companies: According to California state law (Senate Bill 2179, January 1985), it requires health care services plans, nonprofit hospital service plans, and disability to offer acupuncture coverage. It includes every health insurance company, health care service plan, non-profit hospital service plan, and every insurer issuing group disability insurance, which covers hospital, medical, or surgical expenses. However, each health policy must be reviewed to determine acupuncture benefits.
Worker’s Compensation: In July of 1997, Senate Bill 212 was signed into law. It stated that acupuncturists are included in the definition of “physician” for purposes of treating injured employees entitled to worker’s compensation medical benefits. SB 212 will ensure that you will have the freedom to choose treatment from a healthcare provider that is most appropriate for your needs. Acupuncture has proven to be an effective treatment and a valuable means of getting patients back into the work force.
What about religion?
At Yeh Center of Natural Medicine, Inc., the founders and doctors are Christians. We utilize natural medicine for treating diseases, because we realize the healing capability of the body. We have witnessed how natural medicine has benefited so many severely sick patients. We understand the power and great results from natural medicine, because it is both safe and effective. When a patient is sick, there are only two choices to recovery – the natural way or drugs and surgery.
What about Wholistic Medicine?
One of the most common misconceptions about natural medicine is that it is “holistic” medicine, associated with Eastern religion and new-age medicine. The truth is that each physician holds his/her own religious beliefs. The used of the word “holistic” is misleading and is incorrectly spelled. Natural Medicine values every aspect of the human body because the body is created perfect in its entirely. Natural medicine views surgery only as the last option, and thus the term wholistic medicine was developed.
What about Herbal Medicine?
God created herbs, plants, shrubs and roots for our consumption. These are living cells that can enhance our own body’s healing abilities and is both powerful and natural. Natural medicine is God’s medicine! “Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.” – Genesis1:29-30