Mind Over mat­ter

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Informed - – Ju­dith Caine

I was very in­ter­ested to read ‘Should You Try Home­opa­thy?’ (Septem­ber, 2017). When it comes to medicines and treat­ment I like to keep an open mind. And while I’ve al­ways re­lied on tra­di­tional med­i­cal care when it comes to my health (and that of my fam­ily) I also be­lieve that there’s a place for al­ter­na­tive treat­ments. I strongly be­lieve one should seek a cor­rect di­ag­no­sis of any health is­sue from a reg­is­tered, ac­cred­ited med­i­cal prac­ti­tioner be­fore de­cid­ing on any form of treat­ment, but in some cases it may be ben­e­fi­cial to com­bine tra­di­tional and al­ter­na­tive treat­ments, pro­vid­ing both ‘treat­ing’ par­ties are in­formed of the oth­ers’ in­volve­ment.

Af­ter read­ing this ar­ti­cle it’s clear that even the ex­perts re­main di­vided on this is­sue and that makes it dif­fi­cult and con­fus­ing for the av­er­age per­son when it comes to de­cid­ing on the best health­care. How­ever, there is one thing that re­mains a pow­er­ful treat­ment in both camps, and that’s the power of the mind. Whether it’s called the ‘placebo ef­fect’ or some­thing else, the power of pos­i­tive think­ing can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated. Thank you for this in­for­ma­tive, thought-pro­vok­ing ar­ti­cle.

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