Why Are People Drawn to Natural Medicine?

Natural medicine — sometimes also referred to as alternative medicine — is something that the team at the International Center for Nutritional Research is incredibly passionate about. Needless to say, we believe that alternative treatments can make a world of difference for many people, and that’s why we’re proud to offer a variety of seminars, resources, and products that put the alternatives front and center. 

At the end of the day, the goal with natural medicine, as with all medicines, is to treat an ailment and make life better for people. But what is it that draws people to natural medicines rather than other options? We’re exploring that question in today’s post, so keep reading to learn more.

Why Choose Natural Treatments?

You’ve Done Some Research

One of the biggest things that draws people to alternative medicines is doing research and finding that natural options are just as effective as expensive prescriptions. Although this isn’t always the case, it is surprising how much of a difference a natural approach can make. As always, we encourage people to read as much as possible because being informed about your options is never a bad thing. Of course, it’s also important to speak with a doctor who has your best interests at heart.

They’re From the Earth

Although there are many medicines out there that don’t come from the earth that genuinely help people, it’s also true that it is more comforting to choose an option that is natural. In other words, we understand nature, and we understand that nature can provide nourishment to our bodies. Fruits and vegetables are something we put into our bodies on a daily basis. That means choosing holistic options is something that instinctively makes sense to us.

You Dislike Side Effects

This is something we’ve discussed on our website before, but it’s among the most common reasons that people choose alternative medicine. We’re talking, of course, about side effects. It’s almost a running joke at this point that any time you turn on the television and see a commercial for the latest prescription medication that the list of side effects is longer (and more disastrous) than the ailment the medication is supposed to treat. 

Pharmaceuticals Are Expensive

Last, but certainly not least, is the price of many medications. Unfortunately, the things that are designed to keep us healthy can take quite the toll on our pocketbooks. For example, needing a single treatment for any given ailment can sometimes cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. For most people, that’s just not an option. Even with insurance, the cost can be astronomical, leaving people with a massive bill in addition to sickness or disease. In many instances, natural options are far less expensive.

Which Option Is Right For You?

At the end of the day, there are too many factors at play to make a declaration about which option is best for you. The truth is that different people have different needs, and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach — there’s only what’s right for you. The good news is that if you’re considering alternative options or natural remedies, we’d be glad to share our expertise. After all, the International Center for Nutritional Research is where alternatives are conventional. 

Led by Dr. Smith’s 50+ years of clinical experience, our goal is to find the underlying cause of what ails a patient. To put it another way, we want to find the root of the problem, allowing us to find an approach that leaves you feeling happy, healthy, and refreshed. By utilizing noninvasive tests, we are able to pinpoint the problem. Next, we employ unique solutions such as Tesla technology, full spectrum light, ozone, vitamins, and energy modalities to help reverse the imbalances within your body.

Needless to say, one of the best things you can do if you’re searching for help is to find a doctor that you can trust. When you choose to seek help from the International Center for Nutritional Research, you can rest assured that we’ll be there for you when you need us the most. Learn more here, shop our online store, schedule a consultation, or feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.


About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.