How to Find Home Remedies For Removing Warts

Many individuals who are interested in treating their warts may want to consider using a home remedy to remove them. Home remedies are considered to be a part of alternative medicine, because they have not garnered a following from the established medical community. These remedies often consist of ingredients or materials that can be easily purchased in local stores or found at home. Because these materials and ingredients are inexpensive, many people consider home remedies to be a cost-effective means of removing warts.

One of the easiest ways of finding a remedy for wart removal is on the internet. People with warts can find many websites that discuss home remedies for wart removal. On some of these websites, such as PubMed, people can ascertain whether any of these methods have been tested in clinical trials and what the results were. Many remedies are also found in books, which can be purchased new or used. These websites and books can help people with warts decide whether they want to try a home remedy and which remedy is appropriate for them.

These remedies are usually conducted by the person afflicted with the wart and do not require visit to a healthcare professional. Because they usually do not require the person with the wart to leave home, the person is allowed to have privacy when treating the wart. Therefore, for people who are self-conscious about their warts, do not want to have a healthcare professional remove the warts, or would rather remain within their home, a home remedy may be an option for treating warts.

History of Alternative Healthcare

Many people hear the words alternative healthcare, natural medicine, herbal remedies, and so on, and they roll their eyes. This is not a new reaction. These people believe that natural medicine is “mumbo jumbo” and can’t compete with Western medicine. What is probably unknown to them is that natural medicine or alternative healthcare has been around for a very long time. It has a history that is much longer and more diverse than that of Western medicine, and it is actually accepted by a majority of the Eastern world, as well as many other places on earth too.

The history of alternative healthcare begins in the middle east and Egypt, around 5000 years BC. The people of these countries and regions had their specific methods of healing their sick or wounded, and they had many solutions for common everyday ailments, as well as long term observable ones. These methods were passed down from medicine man/woman to the next, and through the generations, the doctors of the time honed their healing skills and became great assets to their people.

Further east, scientists and historians have found that both India and China have medical practices that are also 4000 to 5000 years BC. In India, the healing principles that were passed through the generations, namely amulters, and Ayurvedic medicine are still practiced today, and have now stretched beyond India. This is not only a testament to the power of oral tradition and a great heritage, but it is also proof that these natural remedies do work, because they have survived so long and are still recommended.

In China, the concept of balance, yin and yang, Chi, the five elements, the harmony of emotions and spirit are concepts that are still seen today. Not only do many of the people in China still follow these theories and principles, but almost any place on earth where you find a Chinese population, you find a Chinese herbalist or medicine man, or a practitioner of acupuncture. Taoism is also still a popular alternative medicine that is practiced today. What is remarkable, however, is that more than Inidan remedies, Chinese remedies have stretched out to other societies, and some of its practices have even been given recognition by Western doctors.

Coming into the Western world, Europe too had a history of natural medicine which is around 2000 years old. The poor of Europe found herbal remedies to help their sick. They were also practitioners of naturopathy and hydrotherapy, though hydrotherapy or water therapy is something that can be traced back to ancient Rome. Even the US has a history of natural medicine, widely used during the time of the first colonies where healing was left mainly to the wives, who later on were persecuted as witches.

Though many are skeptical, alternative healthcare still has its place in the world today. Twenty-five per cent of Scottish doctors are qualified in homeopathy, and the US is opening up its doors to these Eastern traditions. Radical as it sounds, there’s actually nothing more natural. After all, the entire world has been practicing this manner of healing for thousands of years!

Natural Remedies – Cat Care the Homeopathic Way

Maybe you’ve discovered for yourself the benefits of natural remedies. Cat healthcare experts are beginning to promote the same thinking when it comes to caring for your feline, as well. If you have a cat, then you will benefit from learning about natural cat care, natural cat supplies, and the utilization of homeopathic care for cats.

Nothing beats Mother Nature when it comes to providing the best quality cures and preventatives for whatever ails us – and the same is true of our feline friends. We’ve been led to believe for decades that the foods and products that are best for our cats can only be had by shopping at chain pet stores and supermarkets – that the manufacturers of these cat foods and other related products are the only ones who understand what is good for the health of our pets. They’ve done such a good job of convincing us, that even some vets out there are towing the party line, and really have no good idea about what our choices are when it comes to the standard of quality in cat products.

Fortunately, more and more cat healthcare professionals are re-discovering the benefits of all natural cures and products, and are recognizing the superior value of herbal treatments to promote feline wellness. Current research is proving that natural remedies for cats aren’t merely better than the traditional, and harsh, medicine we’ve been forced to rely on ’til now, they’re proving to be far safer than traditional healing techniques as well.

Take cat food for an example:

The vast majority of the preferred commercial cat care products include chemicals and other artificial ingredients that might actually be dangerous to the ongoing health of your cat. Check the labels – does your cat food include corn or corn by-products in it? Fillers like this sound perfectly alright to the uninformed, but the fact is that a cat’s digestive system cannot process all the same foods that humans, or even dogs, can. Using such products might make life easier (and more lucrative) for the cat food manufacturers, but they are shortening your cat’s life span. Basically, many conventional products are creating more problems for your kitty than they solve.

You may remember the pet food recall which happened a few years back. That was a real eye-opener for many pet owners, and drove home the point that we can’t necessarily rely on pet food manufacturers to consider the health of our cats over their bottom line.

Your cat is a beloved member of your family, and deserves no less than the best in medical care. And when it comes to your cats, natural remedies are the wisest choice, just as it is for yourself. The smartest thing about using natural, homeopathic remedies for cats is the fact that they work in tandem with your cat’s innate healing processes, unlike some commercial products that actually block the animal’s natural healing abilities. Just as it is when it comes to food, natural products are also best when it comes to curing common cat ailments.

Cost is a factor in the hesitation of some cat owners to use natural remedies for their cats. While it’s sometimes the case that natural cat supplies cost a bit more than standard ones, the difference in cost reflects the fact that natural products use only the best ingredients. If you truly love your cat, you won’t mind the additional cost that premium products may incur any more than you would hesitate to purchase the best quality food and healthcare for yourself or your family.

When it comes to looking after your cat’s health, natural remedies for cats truly are the best. If you have trouble finding them in your local stores, there are many excellent holistic pet stores on the web that carry a huge and varied inventory of homeopathic items for cats as well as organic cat foods and other natural cat supplies.

Good Communicaton Will Solve Many of the Problems at Your Healthcare Site

You may think that you know what your patients heard when you spoke to them, but in many cases you are only partially correct. Sometimes in healthcare, communication is like the childhood game of passing a message from one person to another by whispering in a person’s ear. I hope that you remember that game. What may have started out as “Amos has a green shirt on” could end up by the seventh or eighth person as “A mouse had a spleen out.” Communication is extremely important in healthcare. Communicating poorly can have serious consequences.

I was recently reminded of the nature of communication while reading an article by Dr. Benjamin Brewer in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal (November 1, 2006). He was describing several episodes of treating patients who had recently come from Mexico to his area of practice in Illinois. In the satellite office where he encountered these patients there was very little sophisticated equipment, nothing much beyond a microscope and an X-ray machine. So, he had to rely on his wits and experience to diagnose patients. In the incident he was relating, there was a male patient who had a serious cough and muscle aches and was not getting any better. He later found out from his office assistant, who was of Mexican descent, that the patient thought he had caught the “Aire,” an illness caught when moving from a cold area to a warm one; it is a common folk diagnosis in parts of Mexico.

In fact, the patient had pneumonia and was not following the doctor’s orders; rather he was following folk remedies from home. Once Dr. Brewer understood this folk tradition, he was able to talk about “Aire” and how to treat it. He had the patient stay in a warm place with warm clothes and take the medication that was prescribed. Because the remedy blended well with the folk tradition, the patient was soon well. Dr. Brewer related that he had to learn the culture in order to cure his patients; he demonstrated respect for the culture of his patients and was able to improve their health through a blend of modern medicine and folk traditions. He stated that his patients worked well with him once he learned more about them.

Of course, you can’t be expected to learn every medical folk tradition of all your patients; that would be too time consuming and would probably interfere with your practice too much. However, you should learn the traditions of a group if they represent a significant population of your patients. What do you do for the rest, though? How can you make sure that they heard what you spoke? In fact, how can you be sure that each of your patients understands your directions? I like to use the Socratic method. It is really quite simple. You give some directions and then quiz a patient on it.

For instance, suppose you have described to a patient that he/she should take their medication for hypothyroidism one hour before breakfast in the morning (some physicians recommend a half hour) and have described the consequences of frequently missing their pill. After such a discussion, you might ask, “When is the best time to take your medication?” “Can you take it right after breakfast or should you wait a couple of hours if you miss taking it before breakfast?” “What are the consequences of missing your dosage too often?” Using such question and answer techniques you can improve the patient’s retention of instructions and verify that the patient understood the directions completely.

The Socratic method can be used in other healthcare situations too. Anytime that communication is important, such as passing the care of a patient during shift change at a hospital, one could use this. Too, it makes sense to use this in onsite training situations for students.

The Socratic method is just one dimension of good communication. Good communication is so important in any enterprise, that Stephen Covey in the best selling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” had communication as his fifth key habit: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. One of our local hospitals, Spectrum Health, believes that the 7 habits are so important to their enterprise, that they require their staff to read it and discuss it in workshops. Mastering empathetic listening–the Socratic method is a form of it–will dramatically improve the health of patients and improve the healthcare work environment. I highly recommend that you read the book if you haven’t already.