Real Health Care Reform must include Alternative Healing and Freedom of Choice.
The debate over Health Care is one that is totally missing the mark. True health care reform must be in the best interests and desires of the people who are paying for that health care. Every year greater numbers of those people are seeking out alternative healing. Sadly they have to pay for it out of their pocket even when they have insurance because the present medical establishment has blocked the admission of the many successful noninvasive methods that have been proven to be effective. Many of these methods outperform traditional treatment at a fraction of the cost. It is time the people are allowed to have their rights given back to them by allowing them a choice in the procedures they elect in order to restore and maintain vibrant health. It is time they also had a voice in what their insurance will pay for. Right now this is being controlled by drug companies and a medical establishment that reaps the benefits while not always providing care that achieves true healing. Prescription drug overdoses or abuse are now the second leading causes of accidental death in the United States and we will never know how many people have been permanently harmed.
It is also time we included nutritional education in prevention that stresses the importance of natural foods that are truly healing and not one that is dictated by industry. At the present time far too much of our health care is little more than pill peddling and surgical intervention that might be prevented if alternative methods and dietary changes are available in a healing format. Exercise is given minimal attention until the occurrence of serious medical challenges when it should be stressed as imperative from the very beginning of any prevention program. Please understand I am not disparaging all western medicine. When it comes to treatment of serious trauma, nothing surpasses the abilities and the success rate of our traditional medical teams. But this success could be even greater if alternative methods were allowed to work alongside traditional treatment.
For many years the success of homeopathy, herbs, nutritional therapy, sound and color therapy, energy healing along with many others, have been keep out of the mainstream. The pioneers in these fields have been ridiculed, jailed and even exterminated in an attempt to silence them and suppress their respective highly effective healing methods but their voices live on, carried along by their followers that refuse to let this valuable information die, improving on the original teachings. These alternative approaches need to be allowed into the mainstream and their numerous success stories admitted as successful research. Until that time we will fall far short of true health care reform and the drug companies will continue to control where our health care dollars go.