Alternative Medicine Debates,
(Part Two)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Approaches in Alternative Medicine are diverse in their foundations and in their methodologies. Concerns about ,their ingredients dietary supplements, safety and claims are continually under scrutiny.

Some that are in the middle of this debate have the good of the consumer at heart.

In 2007 legislation for the industry was passed for every dietary supplements company in the U.S. Now companies are required to have processes that comply with U.S. dietary supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). ....... And that was a good thing for consumers.

All the good companies have always practiced GMPs and the bad ones will either shape up or go out of business.


Questionable Motives:

For some involved in the debates, a question arose about their motives. Is it a matter of money? It has been reported that the pharmaceutical companies invested huge sums of money into developing drugs to treat symptoms.

As a result they have created perpetual customers by treating symptoms instead of finding cures. From a marketing stand point, they would then have life time customers. If this is true in some cases, it's a bad business rational. It's called greed.

Others try to destroy the competition by discrediting good alternative therapies. They also try to destroy good people and good companies. Some attacks on people are like attacks seen in the political arena. Why do they always have to get personal?


Practitioners on all sides range from being sincere, well educated, and committed, to charlatans. There are bad in every industry. But you have to ask yourself, what is the real motive behind what people do or the products they sell?

To begin to answer that question,you have to know enough about the person, company or product to be able to judge according to their fruits.

Whether Alternative Medicine or Conventional, study the results of the product. What are the side effects and the benefits. For you body's sake you may want to consider natural whenever you can.

I know there are smart doctors but the God the Creator of natral still knows best in my book.

Don't automatically believe the worst of people. As the saying goes..., take everything you hear or read with a grain of salt. We live in a free country with freedom of speech. Nay sayers can pretty much put their own spin on things and say what they want.

But there are also honest differences of opinion. Opponents of Alternative Medicine call it unorthodox and say there is lack of evidence. But on the other side of the debates researchers have noted that some alternative therapies are in fact tested. And further point out that some research suggests many mainstream medical techniques lack solid evidence.

Other Researchers even oppose the grouping of complementary and alternative medicine together. They would prefer to emphasize differences of approach.


Alternative Medicine Debates Continues:

The Alternative and natural medicine debates continues to collides with the established conventional therapies. Concerns like why are synthetic drugs with their side effects legal but the herbal sources of the same active chemical are banned?

NCCAM is the Federal Government's agency for scientific research on CAM. NCCAM's mission is to explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science. They also train CAM researchers and distribute authoritative information to the public and professionals.

When there is high-quality evidence of safety and effectiveness Integrative medicine combines treatments from conventional and Alternative therapies. Eventually as those therapies are proven to be safe and effective they are slowly becoming adopted into conventional health care.

Knowledge shall increase and new technologies are emerging. These are exciting times we live in.

A Word to the Entrepreneur

In any revolutionary industry there will always be debates the wellness revolution is no exception. As in any business, there are pros and cons. If you are considering starting a business in the wellness industry from an entrepreneurial stand point you have to look at the business as a whole. Look at both sides because there are two sides to every story . You can learn from each what is good, avoid the mistakes of others.

When it comes down to it you have to judge for yourself after weighing the evidence. While considering alternative medicine as a business for your economic prosperity you automatically judge weather or not it will be prosperous for you. But also consider as well those you will be serving. Serving others is a part of basic Christian values where the golden rule applies.Treating others as you would like to be treated is another way of saying, love others as you love yourself.

For true success the ways of the kingdom of God apply in the business world also. If you are considering a career in the wellness industry, here is some good advice....

Keep your eye on the needs of other people and serve them to the best of your ability.

Prosper in all things and be in health.




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