Alternative Health Care 2007

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Chapter 16 Alternative Medicine
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   Allopathic Medicine the conventional practice of medicine we  see today, i.e. doctor, pharmacist, nurse,  drugs, surgery, etc.;  it is the system of treating symptoms of  disease (mostly with medication/drugs); physicians use interventions to neutralize  effects of a disease by using treatments that  produce a counteracting effect; 
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after the discovery of ‘ germ theory’  and  antibiotics’ , allopathic medicine became the  dominant form;  they were the ‘ magic bullets’  that saved lives  in epidemics which led to the beginning of  organized medicine we see today; critics of allopathic medicine say:  it relieves  symptoms but it does not cure the illness; it’s  too expensive; it’s too impersonal; Allopathic medicine is best when dealing  with trauma cases and infections;
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   Alternative Medicine also known as  complementary medicine 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PAS 3301 taught by Professor Dhing during the Fall '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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