I never had any reason to question Western medicine. Quite the opposite, actually. My oldest daughter's life was saved, quite literally, thanks to modern medical techniques. A rare form of epilepsy led to a radical brain operation called hemispherectomy. Without that surgery, she would likely not be here today...so I am very grateful for advances in medical technology. While there are certainly times when doctors are necessary, one of the hardest truths I have had to accept is that, for the most part, medicine does not heal illness. Medicine treats symptoms. Many illnesses and injuries can be treated just as well – if not better – with homeopathic treatments. I enjoy learning about natural healing and feel a strong sense of pride in being able to help my family feel better without resorting to pharmaceuticals.