I've alluded in the past to homeopathy and alternative medicine here and there on my blog. In my own health experience I've used allopathic (western meds) and the alternative paths. But I do try to utilize the least invasive treatment first and then use stronger stuff when warranted. My MIL is a homeopath, so I've learned a lot from her, and I've learned a lot from treating myself and all of the rare, strange and peculiar symptoms my illness caused me. I don't know what I would do without it, and I feel lucky that I have an alternative to Ibuprofen, e.g., if I've got a headache, and that I knew to use arnica before and after my nasal surgery to help with swelling and bleeding. I amazed the nurses at the hospital when the spurting fount of blood from my nose stopped immediately with my arnica.