Natural medicine doesn't just involve "nutraceuticals," but extends to modalities like yoga and acupuncture that an increasing body of peer-reviewed research shows can be superior to drugs.
While this blog is full of various alternatives to allopathic drugs and modern medical procedure, here's just a quick recap of what all should be done to address any specific health issue:
Dietary changes versus Drug Treatment for Hypertension: A high fiber, low sodium, low fat diet is superior to the beta-blocker drug metoprolol in hypertensive type 2 diabetic subjects. [iii]
Acupuncture and moxibustion versus pharmaceutical treatment for Sudden Deafness: Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy was found to be superior in treating sudden deafness as compared with the routine drug-based therapy.[iv]
Dietary changes versus high-dose steroid for Crohn's disease: An elemental diet is as effective as high dose steroid treatment in improving Crohn's disease activity in children, while superior in supporting the growth of the children.[vi] Two additional studies found similar results in adults with mild-to-moderately active Crohn's disease.[vii] [viii]
Leticia Martinez on my Facebook is an expert at many natural healing methods, including aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy massage versus Tylenol for Menstrual Pain: Aromatherapy massage on the abdomen was found superior to Tylenol for alleviating menstrual pain in high school girls.[ix]
There are very simple Yog techniques to keep fit [without going to gym] extremely useful for those who work long hours on computer.
Yog technique versus Antidepressant Drug for Depression: Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (a rhythmic breathing technique) was found superior to the drug imipramine in the treatment of depression.[xi]
Yogic intervention versus Drug treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Yogic intervention consisting of poses and breathing exercises was found superior to conventional treatment in diarrhea-predominant IBS.[xii]
Careful observation of children before plunging into extremely damaging allopathic treatment.
Always remember that before allopathic system was "pushed" as something indispensable, people depended on home remedies which was based on local health traditions. Only in serious cases they went to an Ayurvedic doctor who knew how to heal. It worked and it worked consistently for thousands of years for us. And it still does work.