Yes, we have switched, over 20 years ago. My husband had a kidney removed for cancer and was going through lots of illness from all the stuff they had him do after just for checkups. I had a birth defect discovered by a chiropractor which was causing problems I constantly visited the MDs for, but they didn't catch. My daughter got whooping cough when she was fully vaccinated, and the list grew, so we finally cut the MD strings and went out on our own to care for our health in more traditional manners.
We used mostly chiropractic for professional help at first, since my twisted spine needed serious reconditioning. Then we started learning about ways to maintain health, which is really key in "alternative" medicine, which is more appropriately called traditional health care.
We are at the point now that we use many alternatives to the nouveau modern medicine which is allopathy. We don't do prescriptions, over the counter or doctor visits unless absolute emergency. My son is allergic to antibiotics, so we had to find an alternative there. My husband was suffering from fatigue, so we went to a Naturopath who is absolutely wonderful and did lots without having to do drug symptoms.
The best way to do something different is to start a little at a time. I would never suggest that if you are on maintenance doses that keep you from having serious or life threatening issues to stop doing allopathy. Instead, start complimenting with other therapies. Read about your specific problems and start implementing nutrition changes that will help. My mom is 68 and was diag with high blood pressure and sugar problems. She didn't want their drugs, and it was mild, so she made lifestyle changes and still visited her doc to be monitored. After 6 months, testing was done again, cleared her and she was on her way.
I would do a Naturopath/Chiro if I were going to start where you are. They are good about working with MDs and helping you move forward. Look for recommendations for good ones near you. We drive 60 minutes for the one we use, he is known across the nation for his work with cancer patients, and very successful.
Good luck in your new path!
· 1 decade ago