Why Turn Away from Symptom Treatment

What can be wrong with treating symptoms?

On the surface it sounds great – being pain-free, no inflammation, no rash, no runny nose, no diarrhea, no vomiting, no aches, normal blood pressure, normal cholesterol – who doesn’t want to feel good by simply taking a pill, rubbing on an ointment or otherwise using an artificial chemical?

But there is a big down side to artificially being symptom free.

For one thing symptoms are how your body tells you there is something wrong. Symptoms are like a fire alarm alerting you to trouble. Taking drugs to get rid of symptoms is like breaking the alarm. The cause – the “fire” – will continue to smolder and burn. The cause is not being addressed.

Symptoms are also how your body heals. Fever helps kill bacteria and viri, a rash is how the body externalizes poisons, diarrhea helps expel toxins, cholesterol fights inflammation, blood pressure is a response to stress and dehydration and the list goes on and on. The body has wisdom, and the goal of all healers is to work with that wisdom rather than try to interfere with what the body is trying to do.

For example, there is research showing that children who have had fevers and rashes have less cancer as an adult.

The study consistently revealed a lower cancer risk for patients with a history of febrile infectious childhood diseases. (1)


Respecting and working with the body, using expressive (chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy, aroma therapy, etc.) care rather than suppressive (medical) care is the best way to guarantee a healthier life for you and your family


1.Albonico HU, Braker HU, Husler J. Febrile infectious childhood diseases in the history of cancer patients and matched controls.Medical Hypotheses. 1998;51(4):315-320.


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