Why choose complementary (alternative) medicine?
Traditional medicine is excellent at stabilizing crisis, trauma and emergencies, but it has very little value in health prevention and promotion. In 2001, the leading causes of death were heart disease with 700,142 deaths, cancer with 553,768, and more than 250,000 deaths attributed to physician’s activity, manner, or therapy, known as iatrogenic causes. Our health system costs us more than twice the amount than any other country. U.S. health spending hit 1.7 trillion dollars in 2003, which exceeds 15% of the gross domestic product. We rank 12th out of 13 industrialized nations when it comes to healthy life expectancy (almost last). Another report per the World Health Organization ranks the U.S. as 15th among 25 industrialized countries. Of 191 countries, The British Medical Journal report ranks the UK 24th, Canada at 35, and the US 72nd! Also, more than 44 million people in the U.S. have no health insurance. Each succeeding generation becomes ill at a younger age and passes on these i
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