"Blue Lagoon" movie for Brooke Shields explained to us the price humanity pays for knowledge.
The film was about 2 young children who were swept on a tropical island after a shipwreck, they grew up and became mature without grown-ups to educate them all the time. They got a baby whom his mother never knew how to feed him until the baby himself met her breast and sucked it spontaneously. When the baby got ill, Brooke (his mother) gave him some plants from around to find him died.
The film teaches us many precious lessons on the the development of alternative medicine: How many persons died until humans recognized the safe and unsafe materials to be ingested?, the safe and unsafe practices?.
In the past times, people in different geographic areas dealt with diseases driven by their environment, culture and thoughts. Trial and error had collectively formed some inherited remedy styles to create a sort of "Geographic medicine".
When man used those models of treatment he had no alternative, nevertheless they had a magic feature, that is, they were all based on covered scientific rules, that were uncovered later, when we consider that:-
-Many investigated active ingredients of present drugs are of herbal origin.
-The physical practices (acupressure, acupuncture, chiropractor...etc.) are not very far from Biophysics.
-Nutritional supplements can not be dispensed without understanding Biochemistry.
Alternative medicine represents the medical information bank whenever mankind is ready for scientific up-graduation.
We are ready now.