Why don't westerners use natural remedies for health problems?

In some parts of the world they use natural remedies to cure you for MANY things. You heal fast. These things are not available in the US. They are all man made. Why?


  • wonderingself

    You have a mistaken assumption, to some extent. A lot of natural remedies ARE available in the USA, but you pretty much have to look for them to see them. Many family physicians are not trained in alternative medical care and due to some ignorant practices among americans from years ago, they may tend to lump all alternative medicine together with skepticism, thinking it’s all "old wives tales." However, to the desparate, those seeking or those with some openness to new things, many people are reexamining alternative treatments for themselves. There are too many people having too many good results to ignore it all. However, people are also having to figure out the difference between what’s useful & what’s bogus, too. The fake & useless stuff makes it harder for people to believe that any of it is of any use, I think.
    Personally, when I got into poor health many years ago and realized it, I didn’t have money for doctors nor did I trust them after seeing what happened with some close relatives in various matters. So, I prayed, trusted God, relearned how to eat properly and also learned about nutrients, herbal healing and sports supplements. I’ve had great results along the way. Also, when reading about what nutrients & chemicals are found in various herbs, it makes sense why some are effective in certain ways, scientifically.

  • Larry

    Because most of them don’t work.

  • busymommieof3

    In my opinion Westerners are beginning to realize the benifit of natural remedies, however doctors here would rather get paid to treat people after they are sick and to top it off they treat them with things that have a whole lot more side effects really it is crazy, we should be sticking to keeping them healthy instead of waitting until there is a problem

  • mary m

    maybe because the reason like you just said" These things are not available in the US" .
    Also a lot of western countries have health care so natural remedies are usually pushed aside and then when we do use them and companies make money off of them the drug companies try to find 5 people that have died from it and ban it some how so that you have to go to the doc for it.

  • tasha l

    I’m not sure why but I think it is a bit of a conspiarcy a pill for this a shot for that big pharma and the gov working together I personally am appauled my ”modern” medicine ugh! the ratio on naturopaths vs doctors in my area is like 100 to 1 it’s a crock but the positive note is many ”westerners” are coming around! the fda dosen’t give a $hit about anyone nor does the cdc or big pharma!

  • Julie R

    Western medicine is BIG BUSINESS – as is the pharmaceutical industry. Both are invested in sick care – not health care (preventive and natural medicine).

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