Monday, February 25, 2008

Handling MRSA with Naturopathy

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I’m always amazed at how many people take what their doctor tells them as law and never even consider questioning their doctor’s conclusions or recommendations, especially when it comes to handling MRSA infections. It’s as if it would be disrespectful to even consider that their doctor might be wrong. Some people do question their doctor and even get a second opinion if they have a really important medical decision to make. But isn’t everything pretty important when it comes to your health?

Say you visit your family doctor because you think you have an MRSA infection and your doctor tells you “don’t be alarmed, it’s only a spider bite – I’ve seen two others this week that looked just like yours”. You could either submit to his “superior” knowledge and accept his spider bite diagnosis and treatment, or you could respectfully question his diagnosis and either insist on a bacterial culture test or go see another doctor.

Don’t get me wrong, I think doctors are great – most of them have dedicated their lives to helping people. Especially with MRSA and other infections, finding the right doctor can literally change the course of your infection and begin helping you almost overnight. I think most doctors genuinely strive to provide the best possible care that they can, based on what they know and what they think is best.

But what you know and what you think is best is dependant on your own personal experiences, beliefs and judgments, not on what’s really “true” of really “best”. Any of us that are human easily fall into the trap of thinking we know best, or that our way is the only way, including doctors. It takes humility and openness to consider the possibility that there are other options beyond the seemingly vast and all inclusive sphere of our personal knowledge and experience.

It’s refreshing to see more and more people being proactive with their infection and seeking the best information on handling MRSA. I’ve found that one of the best ways to be proactive and to safely explore other MRSA treatment options is with the help of a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.). These trained medical professionals not only know a wide variety of effective alternative infection treatments, they are generally much more open to a proactive and participatory approach from their patients.

See if naturopathy is the right choice for you for preventing and handling MRSA. Click on this link: Handling MRSA with Naturopathy to learn more.

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