Old Home Remedies are No Wives Tales
Can old home remedies really reduce or eliminate the need for certain drugs and there by their cost? In my own opinion and the opinion of many, the answer is Absolutely Yes!
Make no mistake, drugs are both necessary and life saving in some cases. But far too often today we turn to chemicals to mask our symptoms rather than looking to aid the body in healing the cause. As for pharmaceuticals, there hasn't been a cure for any illness or disease since Polio. Think about that. In well over a half a century with all the other advances we have made, we have not cured one single illness with drugs.
The chemical drug companies of today are getting great at alleviating symptoms to the point that as long as a patient takes a certain drug for life they can live reasonably comfortable. However, since the drug is not designed to cure, but only to control dangerous or uncomfortable symptoms, you will need to take it for life to get it's benefits.
Old home remedies that work? Or just a bunch of Snake oil?
The drug companies find this method to be profitable and sell us on the idea that this is the best there is. Meanwhile they don't just overlook the many natural old home remedies, but instead try to make them into foolish snake oil. The interesting thing about the phrase "snake oil" is it comes from one of the early forms of modern medicine.
With herbs and many other natural remedies one of the challenges is that natural substances are inconsistent in their ingredients. Dependent on the environment and circumstances along with the handler of the natural remedies, mean that some natural cures were more potent and some were less. In an attempt to make a consistent product people could count on to alleviate arthritis pain, one man, made a substance containing snake oil, menthol, clove oil and omega 3 oils into a standardized medicine for arthritis. It was somewhat effective and respected in its day.
With the coming of the traveling "Medical Show", many "Medical Salesman" would come around with their completely bogus cures along with a few real ones. One of the best medical salesman of that time liked killing snakes at the traveling show and boiled them and would make the snake oil in front of everyone. But he also sold many of the exaggerated cures and thus became known as the "Snake oil Salesman".
So with a twist of fate, what started out as one of the earliest forms of modern medicine, became the modern phrase to indicate that old home remedies are bogus, or "snake oil". Meanwhile, Modern medicine still uses the staff with two snakes wrapped around it as a symbol strength and unwavering ethics. It begs the question... who really is pushing the "Snake Oil"?
Have you ever known anyone who is on drugs or in need of surgery that is Healthy?
The fact still remains that I have never known anyone who was on drugs or in need of surgery that was healthy. I have known many however, that eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, enjoy many fresh herbs both to enhance flavor of a meal and as natural medicine or old home remedies, who exercise, meditate, get massage and/or acupuncture, pray and practice a spiritual faith of their choosing that are very healthy well into old age.
So it begs the question, if drugs are the only thing that can prevent, treat or cure illness, then why aren't healthy people on drugs?
If you have a serious medical condition then you should absolutely follow good, professional medical advice. But don't buy into the idea that drugs are the end all solution. Many of today's chronic conditions can absolutely be helped with old home remedies and natural cures.
Old home remedies can alleviate or heal many of today's most common illnesses
Illnesses such as acid reflux, arthritis, migraine, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, impotence, depression and many others can often be greatly helped or even fully remedied using many old home remedies. I am no doctor and have no medical training, but for me the proof is in the healing. I have seen my husband overcome many of his chronic conditions by the simple remedies of things like herbs, healthy diet, exercise and meditation. I have known those who couldn't conceive a child that had their first baby after receiving acupuncture and these are just a few examples of first hand experience.
In the West most have completely embraced the idea that drugs are the only genuine medicine and that everything else is nonsense. In the East many still embrace the old idea's. As a Japanese woman I am seeing that even here in Japan we are taking a more Western view of things with each passing year. As we do we see many of today's chronic conditions on the rise.
I encourage all to take off your blinders and try for yourself the many old home remedies available for today's most common conditions. See for your self if they work and stop relying on those who profit from your belief that natural cures and old home remedies are second class to chemical drugs.