I’d like to take a poll

I’m interested to know what your general experiences have been.  Have any of your doctors ever mentioned alternative treatments to you?  I do realize that presenting alternative treatments, or any treatment option, has to be sensible for you, and that it may not even apply to your condition.

Answers may be significantly different depending on what country you live in.  The definition of alternative medicine may even be different, but for the purposes of this poll, we’ll divide alternative medicine into three general categories, as used by Dr. Oz (see video in my earlier posting):

  • Things you put in your mouth – herbs, supplements, foods
  • Manual body manipulation like acupuncture, massage therapy, etc.
  • Mind/Body connection – meditation, breathing exercises, etc.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Letovanje
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 05:45:27

    I voted second option “Yes, but didn’t elaborate beyond telling me what options might exist.” I eventially ended going for an acupuncture session and had my nosebleed problems solved


  2. zendictive
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 14:40:40

    my experience with doctors has been, “Take this pill, give me 100 dollars and if you don’t feel better in a couple days come back with another 100 dollars and we will try something else.” So, I go to my mother, an american indian, raised on the rez, and a pretty darn good person when it comes to natural herbs or alternative medicine. I rarely go to the doctor unless I am stabbed at work or something (I’m a prison guard) but there are books and books on the subjects of self healing and with the internet I can only imagine the dent it puts in the general practitioner (doctor’s) pocket book. be well mt friend, I am enjoying my journey through your blog.


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