Do you have faith in alternative, natural healing methods, or do you head straight for the medicine cabinet or doctor when you're sick?
If you were diagnosed with a serious disease, would you be more inclined to use allopathic (Western) treatments or to take a more holistic approach? Do you personally practice any natural healing methods such as Reiki, pranic healing or aromatherapy, and if so, do you find that they're effective?
I think holistic healing does work to a degree if you believe in it, and a fusion of alternative medicine with conventional treatment can be beneficial, but I would never just rely purely on holistic methods, especially if it were a serious illness.
No, having had cancer twice, I would definitely not use alternative medicine without also Western medicine.
I have had a few friends go down that path, and they have died.
I would however, look at using alternative or holistic approach while or after having conventional treatment, but definitely not as the main course of treatment in a serious disease.
For minor illnesses, I go with natural remedies as the body was made to heal itself. For anything that doesn't heal in a natural way, I go to the doctor's for something stronger, because sometimes an illness would go past a point where natural remedies won't help.
For something serious, I would want to hit it with the best medicine and treatment available, as things like cancer aren't going to go away (to the best of my knowledge) with aromotherapy.