earlier post on Ayurveda,homeo or modern medicine[english medicine]?
my own answer :
it depends on the seriousness and 'certainty' of the condition.
your child is playing foot ball .he got a damage at the ankle --you can see the swelling.
he cannot walk. no fever. but some pain.
any system is ok as far as i am concerned.
your child complains of a pain in the chest--difficulty in swallowing some times--
unable to locate it precisely.
you consult your neighbour--he says -it can be anything-a pain in pancreas even , a tumor in chest pressing on the food tube esophagus --better we go for endoscopy
and barium meal x ray....
the English doctor- pediatrician is best.
he has many machines and tests. endoscope mri, xray etc
because if it is tumor -earlier the best , let us not take chances.!!.
you are an elderly person .pain in the knee for many years. it comes with cold whether
and goes erratically.
doesn't matter if you don't go to any doctor.
but take leave for few weeks and get mixed up in company with your wife and be happy go , give rest to knees..the inflammation disappears by itself!!!