Opinions on Medicine and Herbal Remedies
I agree that it is unfortunate that we sometimes have to resort to using medicines because we can't find another way. Sometime the support we get with the medical expertise is the most important part rather then the medication itself. It can be really scary to be sick or need special treatments and help. As some one that only last year stopped using ssri's after 3 years of using them, I think for me it was necessary to go through it, but I always knew it was temporary and that to get better I had to eventually get off them. For me, they were a crutch I needed, because I knew of no other way to get better.
Not to say that I don't love natural remedies and always look for them. I think being careful what we eat and how we live is the most important natural remedy! Even the doctors say that eating and sleeping well and taking care of your stress levels is a big part of getting better. Ofcourse all this varies depending on what kind of physical problem one might have - and knowledge aswell as intuition is important to listen to.