posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:26 PM
Luvforwill, did they even bother to do a strep test? I used to get strep throat every year before I got my tonsils taken out, and each time they took
a swab to my throat, did a ~15 minute test, and if it was positive they gave me the meds, if it was negative, they sent me on my way, telling me to
come back if it didn't get better after a week.
Anyway, I think eastern medicine should be used along side western medicine. There are some things that western medicine doesn't really help with
that eastern medicine can, and vis versa. I, for instance, take echinacea to boost my immune system, chew on some anise seeds when I have a cough, and
take a spoonful of salsa when my throat hurts. I can use those instead of western medication because they work. However, nothing really helps my
year-long allergies except for zyrtec and benedryll. I also take nexium for heartburn.
So if an ailment can be taken care of with herbs, acupuncture, or anything like that, then stick with it. If it gets bad enough that it can't be
controled by those things, then move on to western medicine. And if it's something like cancer or diabetes, use both western and eastern medicine,
since both have ways to treat/maintain those kinds of ailments. It all depends on the individual and the ailment.