Alternative Medicine

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Unformatted text preview: hy “Miracle” Weight-Loss Drugs Naturopathy Hollistic approach to medicine Healing through natural remedies John Scheel and Benedict Lust Became a popular system 1956 Revival What is a naturopath? “In addition to the basic medical sciences and In conventional diagnostics, naturopathic education includes therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, classical Chinese medicine, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, pharmacology and minor surgery” therapy, Six Tenants of Naturopathy The Healing Power of Nature Identify and Treat the cause Fist, do no harm Treat the whole person The physician as teacher Prevention Problems Number of Different treatments Lack of Research Natural remedies are not necessarily good for you Body, Soul, Mind Ayurveda Ayu: Life, Veda: Knowledge of (life) Comprehensive medical system from India 5,000 years old Two texts: Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita Brhat Trayi (The Great Triad) Knowledge Eight Branches 10 Points of Knowledge Knowledge and Awareness of disease at its essence Doshas Vatta Pita Kapha Determine Prakriti Problems Research Doshas Age Lack of data about remedies Atkins Diet and Fad Diets Low Carb Diet Very popular Based on two problems with Western Diet Restrict Carbohydrates Phases of Atkins Induction Ongoing weight Loss Pre­Maintenance Lifetime Maintenance Problems Atkins’ death “A nightmare diet” Osteoperosis Initial weight loss Bad Breath and Fatigue Fad Diets Promise miracle or quick results Do not offer long term results Initially lose weight from water and lean muscle Weight Cycling Conclusion Alternative medicines not regulated Placebo effect Try different things Alternative medicine offers comfort Promotes healthy lifestyle Discussion Questions Should there be a governing body for alternative medicine? Who should it be? Should hospitals offer an alternative medicine solution? Should Western medicine be used in conjunction with alternative medicine or should they be two separate treatments? Would you be willing to try alternative medcine?...
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