How Orthodox Medicine Contrasts With Alternative Medicine


Orthodox medicine is dominated by suppliers with a limited number of choices; Alternative medicine, on the other hand, is a marketplace that offers a huge and growing array of choices. Meanwhile there are difference between the alternative and orthodox medicine is clear enough; orthodox medicine is based on the scientific study of disease processes (or is working towards this goal), while the said alternative medical systems have a non-scientific approach based on spiritual, mystical or otherwise intuitive insights. But much orthodox medicine is also not based on evidence.


Orthodox Medicine

Orthodox medicine wants to fix or repair, not support. Orthodox doctors do invaluable within their field, as do holistic doctors. Orthodox medicine is well organized, incredibly well funded and has total control over the news media because of the huge amounts of advertising dollars spent by the pharmaceutical industry, aka "Big Pharma".


Orthodox medicine is dominated by suppliers with a limited number of choices; Alternative medicine, on the other hand, is a marketplace that offers a huge and growing array of choices. Orthodox medicine resembles a very restricted but balanced diet; Alternative therapies are like an endless pick-and-mix banquet where the consumer chooses what he likes, tastes it, and then decides whether to eat more or try something different. Orthodox medicine has evolved from its founding principles to a model today based on health care. Orthodox medicine treats the body (person) in isolated parts and believes it has the power and knowledge to restore an innate (natural) system by disrupting normal homeostasis (whole body balance) using powerful man-made chemicals . Orthodox medicine has never been an example about health.


Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine, on the other hand, is very poorly organized, equally poorly funded, incoherent and heavily persecuted by orthodox medicine. Alternative practitioners can use homeopathy, herbal medicine, kinesiology, electrodiagnosis, chiropractic, osteopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, bodywork, iridology, cymatics, gemstone therapy, electromagnetic therapy, color therapy, nutritional therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, stress release, counseling etc. Alternative medicine is a great fit for a some of the dominant features of modern society, as it is characterized by the continuous generation of choices and reliance on the mass media for the dissemination of information.


Conclusion

Since the goal of orthodox medicine is simply to remove symptoms of disease rather than achieve a state of optimal health, eliminating symptoms becomes an end in itself rather than a means to identify and correct the underlying cause of disease. The direction in which orthodox medicine is progressing is obvious. First, if orthodox medicine is to take responsibility for the treatment of lifestyle diseases, it must abandon its interventionist approach and adopt the traditional caring and supportive approach of holistic medicine.


While Orthodox medicine is clearly superior to holistic medicine for the treatment of severe trauma and acute or life-threatening illness, holistic medicine, with its fundamentally supportive nature and its ability to embrace the importance of nutrition, is far more effective in promoting health. cure and prevent further disease in the future. Precisely in this area, an accurate diagnosis and a high degree of cooperation between alternative medicine and orthodox medicine is highly desirable.

Post a Comment (0)
Previous Post Next Post