NATUROPATHIC OR ALLOPATHIC...........NOW THAT IS THE QUESTION.
Modern medicine has created serious problems with addictions to drugs, making emotions seem like they are a bad thing, prescribing psychiatric drugs at a rapid pace and then more drugs to counter act the side effects of those drugs.
Traditional natural medicine, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic, Alternative. These describe ways of discovering why someone is presenting certain symptoms. The practitioner would take the time to assess the entire person. Asking questions such as what they do for work, hobbies, family life, sleep patterns, eating, etc. It is a very in depth assessment that takes all areas of the person's (not patient) life, emotional, mental and physical situation into account. The practitioner spends time taking pulses all over the body, looking at the person's eyes, tongue, ears, testing the reflexes and many other things. This takes time. Usually the initial appointment can take up to and maybe over 2 hours.
Lifestyle changes, diet changes, supplements, exercise changes or additions, fluid intake, bowel movements, all of these things would be addressed to relieve the dis-ease that the person is exhibiting. Have you noticed that dis-ease is used instead of disease? It is because the person in question is experiencing dis-ease in the body. The flow of energy has been disrupted by something and needs to be realigned. This can take the form of many different instructions and implementation of different foods, fluids and other items into the person's lifestyle. Yes it is a bit more complicated than just popping a pill and going on with things. However, taking the time to actually be involved with health and wellness has its benefits.