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Why Are Herbal Remedies and Natural Healing Still Alive and Well?

By david / October 19, 2009

There is a tension, much like the yin and the yang, that exists between the established big power medicinal industry and the old time natural ways of healing. No question about it, the balance of power is in favor of the big power house companies. They have lots of cash and lots of political influence too..

Therefore in one camp is the power of the mechanists, those who manufacture drugs in laboratories. Perhaps, as some rumors would have it, they work a bit too closely with government agencies. These agencies should be non-biased, but it appears that they may be compromised. With such power, these companies, can spend huge amounts of money on research and get things approved that some may argue should not be approved. To make up for these research costs, they over charge consumers with outrageous prices. They always seem to rack up major profits.

However, the natural remedies, much to the chagrin of such powerful industries, persist. How could that be? As a matter of fact, these powerful companies often make their medicinals from concentrated, synthetic copies of chemicals that naturally exist in nature.

As a result of this crazy power structure, the every day remedies that grow in the desert or the forest or maybe even one’s own backyard can’t get the coveted government stamp of approval as a substance that really works. These natural ways may not even have the long list of side effects that today’s pharmaceuticals may have. It’s a bit ironic when you think about it. On the other hand, mother nature was there long before the current government / corporation power structure that we know today. It seems that mother nature will be there long after the status quo disappears too. Mother nature never needed government approval. But even today, mankind and governments need mother nature.

The tighter the grip becomes the more slips through the fingers. The balance of power is definitely too far to one side. Yet, what is happening on the other side? Old books, alternative healers, folk wisdom, old herbal remedies, oral traditions are all still there,even if they have been forced underground. But they must emerge. As the current greedy power structure gets more greedy, more people will be forced to turn to alternatives, simply because they cannot afford what has been forced upon them any longer. Today, the cost of treatment is growing beyond the capabilities of the average person.

For some people who care naught for all this nonsense about power structures, never have and never will, they only know that they have simple things that work, don’t stress the body with strong side effects, and don’t cost anything to speak of. If you are not a ‘person of means’, which path would you choose? Follow the link below to learn more on this topic.

Read more about herbal remedies at: http://www.GoodHerbalRemedies.com

David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508 – Available online at most book retailer sites. It can also be ordered by most book stores.

Disclaimer: This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not intend to render advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, visit your periodontist or physician for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about products in this article.

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