Methodology for Evaluating Natural Remedies

People often fail to achieve results with natural remedies or treatments because they don’t have an effective methodology for achieving their goal. The guidelines below should help you be more effective in exploring natural remedies.

1. Develop reasonable expectations

Most natural remedies fall into three categories
Fast acting: Like a laxative or energy stimulant
Short term: Like Prostate or Joint relief
Long term: Like vitamins and super foods

Unlike many pharmacological based remedies, natural remedies often require more time to exhibit their effectiveness. Although a natural laxative may work overnight, other natural remedies such as for arthritis may require weeks or months of application in order for the benefits to be fully apparent. A fair trial is required to evaluate the effectiveness of a natural treatment or remedy. Manufactures will generally provide a range of time for effective evaluation. Be prepared to take it for the maximum time specified for a fair evaluation.

2. Self evaluation

Self evaluation includes being aware of your symptoms and the changes that take place. Due to the longer times that natural remedies can require to show effect, improvements can be less noticeable without a vigilant self evaluation. We tend to forget how we felt 1 or 2 months before treatment when change takes place gradually. The same is true for when you stop. If the results you are seeking can only be determined through medical testing (such as blood testing for Cholesterol) you should work with your doctor to arrange a timely testing approach to evaluate your results.

3. Isolate your evaluation

You will want to isolate any treatment, intake of supplements or herbs during your evaluation. Don’t mix potential remedies that might cloud the evaluation of your primary remedy.

4. More than one product approach may be required for success

The reality is that more than one natural remedy may have to be tried before an effective treatment or solution is found for you as an individual.

Natural remedies may exhibit more variation in response than pharmacological remedies, particularly those pharmacological remedies that target symptoms.  In part this is due to the variance in causative factors and which factor the chosen remedy effects.

For example there are many causes of joint pain such as: Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Osteoarthritis, Sprains and strains, Tendinitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc.; many with multiple causative factors. The remedy chosen may or may not affect your cause or symptoms but another remedy may. What works for one person may not work for you.


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