Thursday, April 9, 2009

Finding Balance

On the subject of balance...
I recently had a debate with a friend. He assumed that because I'm taking supplements and going to an acupuncturist that my doctor uses only alternative medicine and treatments that haven't actually been scientifically proven. It made me evaluate what I have been communicating on my blog. I have found a group of doctors that implement research-proven treatments. As patients, we have to be very careful about what advice we take and what treatments we get. I always research and get a second opinion before I follow someone's advice.

There needs to be a balance in medicine. Sometimes patients can get disillusioned with western medicine. In response to that disillusionment they can go too much in the opposite direction. I have been to websites and blogs where traditional medicine is denounced, extreme health practices are supported, and where all balance in life is sacrificed for unbalanced cures and treatments. Medicine, diet, physical therapy, supplements, herbs, acupuncture, surgery, research, and prayer are all helping me with my pain. IF I tried too much of only one of these things I wouldn't find success. Extremes aren't healthy.

Balance in everything is essential to finding relief and happiness in life. Too much of one thing isn't healthy for us. If someone recommends that you only eat green veggies or only drink liquids, think twice before you follow. Be careful about following sites on the internet that have lots of testimonials and no outside research to support their claims.

Balance Rocks! You are wonderful and can find help and balance for your ills. Now go sign up for your optimism email. You'll feel better. Good stuff is happening!


Tracy said...

Em, thanks for your comment. I know that Blub used to publish for blogspot but I think discontinued. I know of someone who recently had her blog formatted into a book so I'll get you the info. I was born in Columbus, Georgia and my Dad's family live probably 20-30 minutes outside of Tifton. We spent all of our summers there-which is why I love the South but I don't know the family you asked me about.

Ben and Heidi said...

This is so true! Balance is sometimes one of the hardest things for people to do but when they can do it they will find their lives will be so great! Thanks for sharing