Ghanaians urged to embrace alternate medicine

Mr Alex Segbefia, Health Minister

Mr Alex Segbefia, Health Minister

Dr. Grace Rhoomes, a professional homeopathy doctor, has advised Ghanaians to seek alternative medication for their conditions after a traumatic experience.

According to her, homeopathic treatment was a natural form of medicine used as a type of remedy for people with different health conditions.

She made these observations in Accra, yesterday, in an interview with The Ghanaian Times.

The treatment, she explained, ensured total healing of people with post traumatic stress disorders, because it involved a thorough process for remedy associated with several conditions.

Alternate medicine as a way of treatment, Dr. Rhoomes reiterated, was important to curing diseases that had bedeviled Ghana, adding that the practice puts less pressure on the orthodox system of healing.

She noted that the treatment was essential to cure many affected parts of the human body, adding that when administered, it was usually safe without side effect.

Dr. Rhoomes, who also lectures at The Premier International School of Homeopathy and Alternative Medicine and Clinic (PISHAM), revealed that many people go through post traumatic disorders such as aggressions, anger, nightmares, and avoidance of people when situations got worse.

“The aftermath remedy we give after national disasters must be looked at again because not all conditions need immediate conventional attention provided by health care professionals in the conventional sector”, she stressed.

She therefore urged Ghanaians to sometimes make alternative medicine practitioners such as homeopaths and traditional medicine practitioners as their first point of call before they went for the usual western medication.

As a system of alternative treatment, the expert indicated that it provided a holistic and natural approach to treatment where people got attention to both their emotional needs and drug prescriptions.

Dr. Rhoomes called on policy makers and all stakeholders in the health sector to initiate directives that would help improve the practice of homeopathy, adding that, the diagnosis of it in the country would help save the profession.

“The only effective means to ensure the sustainable development and practice of alternative medicine is to discuss these issues relating to our sector at the national level to inculcate its health delivery system”, she said.

 By Luther King Owusu-Amoah

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