地道美语听力播客:Alternative Medicine
日期:2010-12-13 11:05

(单词翻译:单击)

I have been suffering from back pain for years. I’ve tried several treatments prescribed by my doctor, but nothing has had a lasting effect. I finally decided to try alternative medicine.

My friend, Amelia, swore by acupuncture. She said that her knee pain went away after only a few weeks of therapy. She was skeptical when she first started, but she knew after only a few sessions that it was working for her and that this was no New Age nonsense. She thought it might work for me, too.

My co-worker, Ray, suggested that I try some homeopathic treatments. He said that taking herbal supplements that are all natural has helped him recover after getting injured on the job a couple of months ago. He took these as complementary to the traditional medication his doctor gave him. He said that even though the herbs he takes haven’t undergone clinical trials, his own experience told him that they work.

I’m a little nervous about trying these unorthodox treatments, but after hearing about Amelia’s and Ray’s experiences, I’m willing to give them a try. Nothing has worked so far, so what do I have to lose?

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重点单词
  • complementaryadj. 补充的,互补的
  • therapyn. 疗法,治疗
  • clinicaladj. 临床的
  • skepticaladj. 怀疑的
  • willingadj. 愿意的,心甘情愿的
  • lastingadj. 永久的,永恒的 动词last的现在分词
  • alternativeadj. 两者择一的; 供选择的; 非主流的 n. 替换
  • havenn. 港口,避难所,安息所 v. 安置 ... 于港中,
  • traditionaladj. 传统的
  • unorthodoxadj. 非正统的,异端的