ph#5 - Jacob Zipperstein Alternative Medicine Week 5...

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Jacob Zipperstein Alternative Medicine – Week 5 Alternative therapies should indeed be integrated in today’s medicine, but to a certain extent. It is imperative that healers take into consideration the patients culture when providing medical attention. While some of the rituals that cultures believe in may seem foreign to most doctors, it is still important to accept them. If it is important to the patient, then it has to be important to the doctor as well. While the Hmong population believes that removing too much blood from the body can cause damage to the soul may be scientifically inaccurate, it is still important to treat the patient as if this were medically correct. If the patient believes that they are being treating by doctors who understand their culture, then it is possible that the placebo effect will kick in. While the patient may not be feeling physically better, emotionally they will believe they are better, and for a depressed patient, this is exactly what is needed. Why should a
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2010 for the course CHEM 10966 taught by Professor Vollhardt during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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