I just recently made a decision to "Cure Myself" by turning to Alternative Medicine as the term is used in the USA. Alternative medicine is anything that is not used by the doctors, or not done the way the doctors do it. Here in the USA, doctors are good at SURGERY and Diseases that need a Pill or Medicine that needs THEIR prescription. I just had more issues than doctors had solutions and their solutions were expensive, did not work or caused more problems than it solved.
A perfect example, I was told to take an aspirin, 81 mils a day. I told the doctor the aspirin bothered my stomach too much to tolerate. End of discussion, no treatment. After deciding to take fish oil which also thins the blood, I got an epiphany and decided to " TREAT MYSELF" for other issues.. I ordered Mayo Clinic's book on ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. I decided what else can I cure with the remedies that doctors won't use??? Mayo clinic may be the Best hospital in the world and it is at least one of the best. I have been reading and using my book and am happy with my results. During my annual visit to my general doctor, she did tell me the fish oil that she prefers, so you might get some help with that type of thing. Just a word of caution; you do want to try to be careful and get products from a reputable place.
Since we have to list all meds and all supplements every time we go to any doctor, the doctors may advise about them or they may just say nothing. I guess some think for themselves more and others do what the GUIDELINES say. It is considered MALPRACTICE if doctors do not use the accepted protocols used in their area, so doctors have to be careful not to improvise. Most doctors are practising the way they have learned or are pressured to practice. I am told in the book that Mayo Clinic will use alternative treatments. I don't think Mayo Clinic gets challenged by their treatments and they use a team of doctors and specialists approach. There is a section on managing stress in various ways and treating pain with acupuncture and hypnosis. I am now very curious about how medicine is practised in other countries.
The USA is supposed to have the best hospitals and they spend the most money but we have are about 37th down the list on countries with the best Healthy care results. . That is one reason I had the audacity to decline most of the treatments offered and seek treatments not offered.
I have been diagnosed with allergies, asthma and given inhalers of various types. None worked. I tried a supplement and so far, I am greatly improved. I hesitate to mention the specific remedy except the two I mentioned, because the mentioned ones are widely known and used. I will say that you need to be very conservative and don't just swallow something and forget about it; you need to monitor your results and try to take one new thing at a time and don't go overboard and take too many. I only take three supplements and one is a multiple vitamin.I take no long term doctor prescribed meds. I also use my Mayo Clinic book on Alternative Medicine and only take the supplements that are given a green light which is their best and least risky endorsement.
I feel happy and less scared about things now that I know I can find some help for ailments that doctors don't choose to treat or treat ineffectively, like fatigue, sleep issues, allergy symptoms, aches and pains etc. I also am happier not taking their "Cures" that causes more problems than they solve. I am very sceptical of our Pharmaceutical Industry and know that making money is driving the way a lot of us are treated by doctors. I do not want to deplete the government budget for healthcare which is another issue. Some people just worry about what comes out of their pocket, but I worry about all the money that is spent in our country that evidently does not make our people healthier than other countries that spend a lot less for health care.
Maybe, there are other people out there who can enlighten the rest of us with how or if they CURE themselves. Most of us take aspirin or now the array of similar pain medicines so a lot us try to cure our self some of the time. If we have fever, and a lot of pain or unusual pain, we may need to get to the doctor or the hospital but for all the other problems that doctors don't bother with or the the treatment takes a lot of time and money and is not cured, we may need an ALTERNATIVE cure.