Natural medicine versus orthodox medicine


Natural medicine has successfully served the human kind for thousands of years since the ancient times in China, Tibetan, Babylon, Greece, and Egypt, India, Europe or Indian American. There is an increasing demand in the modern and aging society for natural medicine. People and in particular the baby boomers want a better quality of life which orthodox medicine cannot offer. Natural medicine is about nourishing your body through every stage of your life to prevent the disease to develop in the first place. In the Twenty First Century, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and other natural modalities are also scientifically based. So how the natural medicine measures today against the orthodox medicine?


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Homeopathic dispensary


Natural MedicineOrthodox medicine
Well proven for thousands of yearsHas been around for about 100 years, some mechanisms of action drug used are poorly understood
All natural ingredients, so body can recognise itSynthetic, 75%, nonorganic*
No side effects, herbs needs to be taken in accordance with therapeutic  guidelinesEvery drug has side effects
Work with the vital force, provide food for human cellsWork against the vital force
Treat the whole body at all levelsTreat one body organ, causing overwork of certain organs, usually liver or kidneys, some are toxic, may lead to chronic conditions
Used all active constituents,  (all components) holistic approachUse isolated chemicals
All natural ingredient are absorbed by the multiple pass ways and body organs at the same timeCannot be absorbed by the tissue
Herbs or nutrients have a synergistic effectDrugs may interact with each other
Support multiple body functionsMay cause problem, chronic condition/s  in other body organs
Underlying causes and symptoms are treatedOnly symptoms are treated
The symptoms are curedThe symptoms are suppressed
Preventative approach, before the disease will developUse full in life saving in emergency situation
non-invasiveInvasive and non-invasive to the body
Scientifically and traditionally basedNot always scientifically based as clinical trials are sometimes rushed
No adverse reactions1.5 million Australians suffer an adverse drug reaction  per year, some can be fatal*
Works for everybodyThe majority of drugs only work in 30-50% of people*
In acute conditions-herbs/supplements take effect in days to weeks; in chronic conditions-for every year of  disease – one months of treatment is requiredPeople expect to be on drugs for the rest of their life
Effective in acute and chronic conditions and preventionNot equipped to manage chronic disease*
More flexibility in blending and individualised dispensing herbsLack of flexibility and limitation of drugs

*references available

by Danuta Hulajko, DH Natural Medicine Clinic

About the Author

Danuta in dispensary1Danuta Hulajko is  a holistic practitioner, international speaker,  founder of the DH Natural Medicine Clinic and , Sydney. She specialises in anti-aging, autoimmunity and heavy metals chelation. For more information please go to our website. You can follow Danuta Hulajko work, events, seminars, expos, latest health research, her health tips and advice on Facebook  and LinkedIn


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