There are many small ways that you can take care of yourself, instead of heading to the doctor. Herbs and essential oils have been used for thousands of years, and the information about how to use these readily available items is all over the web.
The really wonderful thing about using herbals and essential oils and hydrosols, besides being less expensive than most pharmaceuticals, is that they DO NO HARM! Can you say that about your beta blockers? How about ibuprofen? It has been proven to damage your liver. Just so you can stop a minor ache? Don't be a sheeple, learn what you can do to help yourself, and only use allopathic medicine as a last resort.
There are quite a lot of essential oils available. Some provide multiple uses, like lavendar. You'll find it on pretty much everyone's list of favorites. Dr. Josh Axe has a nice place to start getting oriented on how to use essential oils in general: