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Introduction

A lot of people probably cannot connect silver with medicine and are unable to see any possible combination of the two. Nevertheless, this element has been used in medicine since the beginning of medicine itself. Mainly because of the attitude listed above, silver has always been a part of a branch called the alternative medicine. However, its proven power to fight germs and heal damaged tissue makes us wonder if it should perhaps be transferred into a wider, more accepted medical practice. Regardless, one stands amazed before the many wonders silver does to one's health.

Claims and Ambiguities

Always being a subject of controversy, silver health treatment is feared never to get accepted in a wider medical use. This is mainly because it is an element found in nature, not a combination of chemicals, synthetic material or anything else. Thus, it cannot be harvested by the pharmaceutical industry and monopolized in such a field. Therefore, it resides as a mere mysterious tool of the alternative medicine, while theories and facts about its power to heal many viral, fungal and tissue-related health problems keep echoing in this air of uncertainty. The mere fact that this element might be able to replace many antibiotic medicines easily makes us realize why pharmaceutic monopolists will never grant any wide-spread use of it. Yet, silver still helps people fight diseases.

How Does It Work?

The mystery behind medical powers of silver lies behind the power of his electron-rid atoms, ions. This one-electron scarcity makes this ion available of having a “plus one” electrical charge. The atom area being still a subject of research, we still have a lot to learn about these actions and our body's reactions to them. Regardless, many think that this very feature stands behind silver's ability to heal us. Unfortunately, this, still early, phase of research makes it impossible to prove and pinpoint the exact healing qualities of this element. This fact backfires on any successful practical use, making it yet only a hope for the future.

“I'd Rather Be Pretty Than Healthy”

One of the greatest enemies of silver is the side-effect the overdose of it may cause. Namely, excessive amounts of silver in one's organism is known to cause a certain skin reaction resulting in discoloration. Many people, after hearing this, take silver out of consideration fearing that their outer look may be altered by it.

In general, most people would rather be pretty than healthy. A large quantity of people does surgeries harmful for their health and unnatural in the first place, only to look younger and more beautiful, in terms of current aesthetic values of the society. However, when it comes to health, many would refuse silver treatment fearing that they might suffer from this only side-effect it has. This acts as an excellent tool for pharmaceutic companies and is often the main claim against wider use of silver.

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