ANTIBIOTICS – FIRST CHOICE OR LAST RESORT
Antibiotics have a definite place in the health care system – and they save lives. But they should not be taken as a first resort unless there is an actual and serious threat to life. Your GP also, now, will be reluctant to routinely prescribe antibiotics, particularly in the early stage of coughs and colds caused by a virus, where antibiotics are ineffective and therefore inappropriate.
Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture have many ways to address fever, infection and inflammation, and many Chinese herbs have been shown by research to fight infection and inflammation.
Not only does Chinese medicine stand perfectly poised to offer viable alternatives, but a Registered* Chinese Medicine practitioner also understands the nature of the disease according to modern Western medicine, and can refer the patient to a Western GP if circumstances so dictate.
* Registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) under AHPRA