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Prescription Vs Alternative Medicine for Vitiligo
First of all I would like to count their gentle action. That may appear
to be a disadvantage to some people because gentle action may be inferred as
slow, but gradual changes in the body systems are always better tolerated
and have a more lasting effect. Then the natural remedies have a far less
potential of side effects. There is either no side effect at all, or if
there are any, they are also slow to appear and can hence be detected at an
earlier stage without significant discomfort or damage.
Herbal and natural remedies in general, are a far cheaper option than
the prescription medicine. They are simple to prepare and you hardly ever
need the highly expensive professional supervision for their use.
One may ask the very pertinent question then; "why the alternative
medicines are so much less in use". The answer is simple. The herbal
and natural products have to be licensed by drug regulating authorities
before marketing if they are to appear in the competitive market of
medicine. That involves a lot of money. Humongous amounts need to be spent
on pre-launch researches and the like. The industry of alternative medicine
simply does not have that big money! Then there are no laws to grant patents
for these products to assure the recovery of your investments.
Now we come to most important question. Do herbal
Vitiligo Treatments work?
The answer is yes in block letter.
The most important fact about alternative medicine is its solution
oriented approach contrary to the problem oriented approach of scientific
medicine. Diseases result from a complex interaction of multiple derangement
of body systems. The alternative medicines are generally a combination of
numerous ingredients which work on different levels with different
intensities and tend to solve the problem at every level. The benefit is
hence more complete, more logical and more lasting. Prescription medicines
on the contrary are generally based on a single ingredient, which targets
only a small specific component of the abnormality. No wonder their effects
are generally temporary.
Herbal medicine focuses also on improving the general health and
nutrition of the whole body as well as that of the organ/ component
presenting the current problem. That gives it a distinct advantage over
other disciplines of cure.
The choice lies open for the patient to choose.
About the Author:
Dr. Asif M. is medical director at a
Herbal Medicine Mompany. He is currently researching Anti-Vitiligo, a
topical natural remedy for re-pigmentation in Vitiligo.