Two weeks ago, I hurt my back and was in tremendous pain. So much so that I asked my colleagues to call an ambulance because I couldn’t move off the floor without immense pain. To move me, the EMT’s had to give me morphine which I was grateful to have. Sometimes western medicine is necessary and appreciated. I do, however, think that occasionally western medicine can be more harmful than good. Back in 2012, I broke my leg and had to have surgery to insert a plate on the fractured bone for it to heal correctly. After the surgery, I felt like I had the flu for a week. Merely brushing my teeth took every ounce of energy I had. I mentioned this feeling and lack of energy to my doctor, and he stated that sometimes Anastasia stays in your body for a few days and it should go away. Nine months later, the plate in my leg was causing problems and needed to be removed.