Western medicine strives to maintain the stranglehold it has built around the topic of health. But the cracks in the foundation are becoming more and more apparent. While there are many great aspects of Western medicine, there are also some very dark corners as well.
One area it shines in is with dealing with pain. For example, while we aimed for a natural, physiologic birth, my wife’s pregnancy involved back labor and after fighting through that for a while, she opted for taking pain medication. She made the right call for herself at the time.