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Conventional Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine - The dictionary states that conventional medicine is offered by hospitals and practiced by those who have a medical doctor degree; it is also called western medicine. The opposite of conventional medicine is called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Complementary and Alternative medicine can be considered holistic medicine, which is usually not prescribed by physicians a part of hospitals. There has been an increase in those that have an aversion to conventional medicine that is offered by hospitals (Astin, 1998)....   [tags: Medicine]
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Communication in Medicine - Generally, maternal assurances come verbally in the form of “Everything’s going to be alright.” But instead she told me that horses sleep standing up. Upon reflection, I’m certain she meant that her healing from the last surgery would be swift, as she compared the vigilance with which some animals remain on guard with her own resolve to overcome cancer. Though the message was communicated through an obscure reference to the year of the horse, I deeply understood the perseverance she would exhibit during recovery....   [tags: Medicine] 887 words
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Nanotechnology and Medicine - Nanotechnology and Medicine The active pursuit of knowledge in nanotechnology could revolutionize the treatment and detection of various diseases in the future. Nanotechnology is the branch of science that focuses on the development of technology at the molecular scale, including the development of instruments that have been applied to many fields, such as the automotive, cosmetic, and fabric industries. In medicine, nanotechnology has already been applied to the treatment of diabetes, the production of prosthetic limbs, and the improvement of life for the paralyzed, and many believe it is also the key to curing cancer and even immortality....   [tags: Medicine]
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Alternative Medicine and Mainstream Medicine - ... Alternative medicine or therapies go from being proven to disproven, and can be downright dangerous and ridiculous. Medical science has recently started to do actual research into alternative medicine. With the exception of some surprising treatments that have medical potential, most treatments have little, if no effect at all. Some people use alternative medicine even when they aren’t sick, like yoga. Many people believe that complementary and alternative medicine can help improve the healthiness of their body....   [tags: remedies, care, conventional medicine] 1408 words
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Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine (WM) differ from each other in many ways. TCM favors a holistic approach, views the universe and body philosophically and develops inductive tools and methods to guide restoring the total balance of the body. In Chinese medicine, the correct balance between Yin and Yang make up the vital energy, Qi, an essential life-sustaining substance of which all things are made. Some Traditional remedies include herbal medicines, acupuncture, massage and moxibustion, an herbal heat therapy....   [tags: Medicine] 639 words
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Islamic Influence in Western Medicine - Just as the Arabs preserved the knowledge of the Greek and Roman civilizations, the Europeans were able to use and build off the knowledge built in the Islamic world. This wealth of knowledge was the collection of ideas pulled from every corner of the Islamic empire. Rulers collected Greek, Chinese, Indian, and Persian literary works in vast libraries for the education of the masses. Western Europe slowly learned bits and pieces of this knowledge through trade and diffusion of culture. One medium through which the west learned a great deal was the translated medical texts from scholars such as Ib n Sina (Avicenna)....   [tags: Medicine]
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Comparing and Contrasting Alternative and Convential Medicine - The use of alternative medicine in health care should be taken seriously as they can improve a person’s health without the serious side effects of conventional medication; alternative medicine is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States and it also focuses on prevention rather than intervention. Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. Usually alternative medicine is lumped together with complementary medicine which, instead of being used instead of conventional medicine, is used along with it, and abbreviated together as CAM....   [tags: Medicine]
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Medicine and Herbal Remedies Throughout the Sixteenth Century - Shakespeare, self proclaimed poet and renowned playwright, lived in the age of the Renaissance. More specifically, the time at which the Tudor family ruled England, during these times, there were deep-rooted religious cleansings and ongoing witch hunts, that sought out anyone and everyone that did not follow suit. Shakespeare (1564-1616A.D.) was born in, and lived through the medical renaissance, which was the point between 1400 and 1700A.D. that innovated the medicines used in Europe. These treatments were eventually diffused throughout the world....   [tags: Medicine]
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Neural Precursor Cells and Neuro-Regenerative Medicine - Introduction The adult central nervous system (CNS) is comprised of cells from two distinct lineages- neurons and glial cells. Neurons are the basic building block of CNS that responsible for communicating information via eletro-chemical mechanisms. Glial cells (astrocytes and oligodendrocytes) surround the neurons; provide them support and insulation. “No new neuron after birth” or “the adult human brain cannot regenerate” was the dogma of neurosciences for the past century (1). Recently, this principle has been challenged by the discovery of NPC in both embryonic and adult mammalian nervous system (1, 2)....   [tags: Medicine] 636 words
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The Benefits of Complementary and Alternative Medicine - In today’s world, many people assume that the latest medical technology and treatments are always the best option. However, all over the world, different techniques for curing diseases and aliments are being used. These methods fall under the category of complementary and alternative medicine. According to Sandra Augustyn Lawton in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Teens, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be defined as “a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine” (Lawton, 2007, p.3)....   [tags: Alternative Medicine ]
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Personalized Medicine - Modern genetic technology may lead to personalized medicine. Medications have been around for years. You can go to your local drugstores and pick up medicines to cure anything from a headache to a stomachache. Over the counter medicines have eliminated people from having to go to the doctor as frequently. It also eliminates us from having to pay co-pays and other fees. Unfortunately, over the counter medications aren’t enough to cure all illnesses, pains, or ailments. Medications saves a lot of people lives....   [tags: Medicine ] 1528 words
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There Can Be No Lying in Medicine - Truthfulness spreads into almost everywhere such as relationships, education, especially medicine because it is a very significant property. Since the beginning, there is an argument in medicine whether doctors should always tell the truth to seriously ill or dying patients or not. There are many various ideas, which may change by situation or people, in this issue. For example, according to Sisella Bok there are three main arguments on this issue, which are that truthfulness is impossible; patients do not want bad news; and truthful information harms them (227) in her article “Lying to the Sick and Dying”....   [tags: truth, medicine, ]
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Food as Medicine - As our Society becomes more educated on how our food choices affect our health and wellbeing, Allopathic medicine needs to recognize its value. Since the beginning of mankind, people have used foods to not only fill their stomachs, but also to heal their bodies. Food can affect our health and even our emotions in both positive and negative ways. Allopathic medicine, evidence based science, looks at food mainly for its caloric value: using food to heal is looked and frowned upon, as “Alternative” medicine....   [tags: health, allopathic medicine]
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Chinese Medicine Treatment Options - Treatments Edmond is passionate about Chinese medicine and dedicated to using this wonderful healing system in the treatment and prevention of illness and disease. He believes in a patient-centred approach and encourages active participation in formulating a therapeutic management plan to optimise your health according to the principles and methods of Chinese medicine. Treatment options include: acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, acupressure massage, TDP lamp therapy and buqi therapy....   [tags: Alternative Medicine ] 1057 words
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Introduction In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in complementary medicine, and indeed alternative medicine (Lee-Treweek 2002, Andrews 2004, Barry 2006). Moreover the number of professionally trained therapist and practitioners has increased giving the patient/client a better choice and at more competitive rates (Smallwood, 2005). In this essay a critical assessment of the view that ‘patients use of complementary and alternative medicine, can be understood as part of the individualisation of responsibility for health’ will be made and argued, that there are many aspects which influence the uptake of such therapies....   [tags: Health, Medicine] 2131 words
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The Benefits of Energy Medicine - Healthcare industry has a giant place in economy, and medicine part of that industry is developing very rapidly because everyday people use medicines to prevent illnesses, to reduce stress, or to be more energetic. However, many people start to see disadvantages of conventional medicine because of its high costs and side effects. At this time, complementary and alternative medicine shows itself as a good alternative. It is not a type of conventional medicine because it has different ways for treatment, and has different products and practices....   [tags: Energy Medicine, medical, ]
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My Future in Medicine as a Anesthesiologists - On October 5, 2013 , I received outstanding news that left me speechless. I was notified by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists that I was chosen to represent my school and state at this wonderful event. I later realized that I was one step closer to achieving my dream of becoming an Anesthesiologist. This day led me to look at my future in medicine and realize why medicine was so significant to me. At the age of 10 I knew for sure that I wanted a career in the medical field and others around me were sure that medicine was the field for me....   [tags: medicine, career, education] 582 words
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Professionalism and Humanism in the Practice of Medicine - The practice of medicine has been characterized as of late by a departure from the professionalism and humanism that once acted as the basis for all medical care. The current medical model of education and training, as well as an increase in technological reliance and the overburdening of healthcare workers has generated a shift in how practitioners behave in the medical setting. As a student of the PA profession, much of my success as a healthcare provider will be determined by the success with which I perform my technical responsibilities and generate meaningful interactions with my patients....   [tags: physical practice of medicine] 1324 words
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Women Discrimination in The Medicine Field - The field of medicine has been constantly progressing through the centuries with surgery, as one of its most fundamental structure of medicine. Cutting people open to find the harm and relieving them of it. But as the field of surgery progress over time; the surgical environment has developed a gender sphere that makes it difficult for women to become surgeons. The glass ceiling is a political metaphor that exists to explain the gender disadvantages within disciplined jobs (The Glass Ceiling Effect*)....   [tags: medicine, surgery, surgeons] 1242 words
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The Benefits of Modern Medicine - After the industrial revolution in the 18th century in Europe and America, there was the rapid industrial and economic growth in the 19th century, which in turn caused various scientific discoveries and various invention therefore making more progress in identifying illnesses and developing modes of treatment and cure, this was where modern medicine started. After the industrial revolution there were more industries, which in turn created a lot of work-related diseases and poor hygiene, also as the cities began to grow larger, more communicable diseases began to increase, cases like typhoid and cholera became epidemics....   [tags: Western Medicine Essays] 1506 words
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Ibn Sina's Influence on Medicine - ... The first book in this collection concerns basic general medical practices and principles and was often circulated separately from the other four (due mostly to the impractical size of the full work). Book One was then subdivided into four parts, the first beginning with a discussion on the composition of the human body. At the time of al-Qanun’s creation, many physicians, including Ibn Sīnā, based their work on a medical theory advanced by Hippocrates and Galen called “humorism.” This theory stated that all material, including that of living tissue, was made up of four different elements—earth, water, air, and fire—that were characterized by whether or not they were hot or cold, dry or...   [tags: medicine history, al-Qanun] 2390 words
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Restorative and Enhancement Cyborgs in Modern Medicine - I am a cyborg; today we live in a world of cyborgs. This makes statements such as these much more common. In the past cyborgs were consider freaks of nature and were one in a billion. Recently our society is has become no longer worried with whether you are a cyborg or not but rather what type of cyborg you are. Cyborg technologies have invaded nearly every aspect of our lives, including technologies such as vaccination, insulin pump, artificial organs, etc. For decades, cyborgs have been exclusively associated with science fiction and fantasy; only in the futuristic genre can the organic and inorganic combine to form a cognitive being....   [tags: Medicine, Technology]
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The Integration of Information Technology and The Art of Medicine - The integration of Information Technology and the art of Medicine is a challenging process due to the vast variables associated with health information data. Physicians during their medical training are taught to use evidence based medicine. This means using the most up to date scientific research data that has been analyzed and accepted as fact. (Sharon Bahrych, 2011) The defining elements and expectations of quality competent medical care provided to an individual has many varying factors that ultimately determine the patient’s course of treatment....   [tags: technology, medicine]
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An Analysis of the Use of Alternative Medicine - From Asia, to Europe, and now to America, alternative medicine is rapidly spreading into Western culture. Alternative medicine is the practice of treating the symptoms of disease, or injury that is not recognized as conventional medicine. Often, alternative medicine is a form of therapy or regimen that is vaguely founded on science and comes from a natural approach that does not involve chemicals or invasive procedures. Millions of people are being deceived by the façade that natural remedies are healthier and safer than conventional medicine....   [tags: herbal therapy, herbal medicine, diet]
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The Use of Complementary Alternative Medicine - In the year of 2013, the number of new cancer cases was estimated to be approximately 1,660,000, causing the death of approximately 580,000 people in the United States. Across America, both, alternative medicine and traditional medical care is used by men and women. Approximately 50% of Americans have found the use of Alternative Medicine to be more appropriate for them and their families compared to traditional medical care in relation to general medical conditions. A study included in the National Library of Medicine states that 193 patients of a 316 patient study used Complementary Alternative medicine following a cancer diagnosis....   [tags: chinese medicine, medical care, cancer]
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Analysis of Alternative Medicine - Alternative medicine has been around for ages, before we have been born. Alternative medicine is used daily without you knowing, it can be simple as taking fish oil for a minor heart problem. In the article, “At Issue: Alternative Medicine”, it says “Alternative medicine experience a period of growth in the u.s in the 1900s” .Doctors are taking a different approach to medicine, more of a natural way of healing. Alternative medicine is a better solution as opposed to modern medicine because it has little to no side effects, it is statistically proven to work, and it is all natural; it is better because you don’t put bad chemicals in the body....   [tags: antidepressants, drugs, modern medicine]
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Conventional and Alternative Medicine - Conventional and Alternative Medicine It is important to comprehend the movement of the existing predictiments in the issue of conventional which is also called traditional and alternative medicine. At that point those are several positions that accompany to diseases and good health, in accumulation to the steps that entitled for it to be taken out by an individual and then as to advocate full health. Patients are getting frustrated with doctors that seem pushy with drugs and surgeries as cures....   [tags: diseases, tradicional medicine]
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Precise and Personalized Medicine - I do not know about you, but some of my favorites gifts are the ones that are made just for me. It could be my name engraved in a piece of jewelry or a calendar filled with family photos. Quite simply, these objects are the dearest, because they were carefully thought out for me. The arena of precision medicine is simplistic in spirit, but there is exquisite complexity in the technology to deliver this medicine. With each passing year, the ability to pinpoint the problem and fine tune treatments is moving at a fast clip....   [tags: benefits, technology, medicine]
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Medicine Through the Ages - The theories of Hippocrates and Galen are of vital importance to the development of medicine, as they shaped medicine for many centuries to come. Hippocrates was the first to dismiss the notion that magic, spirits, or the Gods could cause or cure disease, reforming the course medicine took. Galen followed in the footsteps of Hippocrates, working relentlessly on human anatomy, endeavoring to fathom how the body functions and what happens when something goes wrong. Without Hippocrates’ belief in diseases being a product of nature revolutionizing medicine, and Galen’s extensive work on the anatomy of the human body, medicine may not have progressed to what it is today....   [tags: Theories Hippocrates, Galen, Medicine] 1613 words
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Contemporary and Alternative Medicine - Contemporary and Alternative Medicine “Health need and the use of alternative medicine among adults who do not use conventional medicine”   In researching the article “health need and the use of alternative medicine among adults who do not use conventional medicine,” I found that this article is a notion based on people who use conventional and alternative medicine. (Nahin, Dahlhamer, Stussman, & 2010, p. 220) These results are based on numbers of those who turn to conventional and alternative medicine in a giving year....   [tags: conventional medicine, CAM therapies]
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Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) - ... The current status of nurse practitioners is that there has been a documented increase in the levels of fear regarding EBM, nurse practitioners have been shown to not trust, or to not posses the skills to calculate the necessary mathematics to evaluate EBM research, especially and specifically the measurement of clinical outcome among EBM 4 information. It has been shown that the technology of the nurse practitioners’ education has not been advantageous to their ability to apply EBM, 5 and thus they have ultimately experienced a difficulty harnessing and implementing EBM because of this inherent educational weakness....   [tags: medicine, healthcare, clinical]
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How Much Did Medicine and Treatment Progress (Change and Continuity) Between 1350 and 1750? - How much did medicine and treatment progress (change and continuity) between 1350 and 1750. In medicine there were many things that changed and some that stayed the same between 1350 and 1750. Initially I will be looking at medicine and treatment in the Ancient World as a prelude to its importance during the Renaissance period, and also the influence it may have had in the Middle Ages. During Ancient times, cure and prevention of illness and disease were not very well developed – people would blame their ill health on Gods, witches, demons or other supernatural causes....   [tags: Medicine] 1475 words
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Is Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Better, or Worse? - Everyday people hear natural is better, well it isn’t. A treatment for a disease with Western medicine sounds like it has more serious side-effects, but the truth is that Western medicine is just more upfront about it then Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM. Mislabeling is just one of the many problems with TCM. Even though Traditional Chinese Medicine is more natural and has less side effects, TCM should not be used instead of Western Medicine because TCM is increasing the threatened and endangered species list, can be harmful to the planet by increasing pollution rates, and can be detrimental to humans....   [tags: treatment, medicine, side-effects]
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Hippocratic Medicine - This chapter will analyze the Hippocratic medicine using especially the study of the Hippocratic Corpus. In the texts of the Hippocratic Corpus, medicine becomes pragmatic and secular, with theories to explain natural causes of diseases and discussions about medical practices and professional ethic. The chapter will discuss fundamental theoretical and ethical changes in medicine after Hippocrates. It is important to keep in mind that the Hippocratic Corpus is not the text of a single author, but rather a compilation of writings by many authors with similar characteristics with Hippocrates of Cos....   [tags: Medicine, Religion]
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Acupuncture: New Medicine Alternative or Scam? - Acupuncture: New Medicine Alternative or Scam. Acupuncture is an old therapeutic practice in Chinese medicine; however, it is becoming more prevalent in America every year. Have you ever wondered how sticking little needles into someone could actually work to reduce pain and other illnesses. Acupuncture is, by definition, “A Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body” (“Acupuncture”). It sounds crazy that getting poked by needles would actually alleviate pain, right....   [tags: therapeutic practice, chinese medicine]
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Rise in Accidental and Prescription Medicine Overdoses - Introduction Recent articles in The Age, Morning Herald newspapers and Australian Medical Association magazines highlight an alarming new statistic “Deaths from accidental and prescription medicine overdoses have, for the first time, exceeded the national road toll” (Novakovic, AMA, 2013). These articles raises questions about where does the responsibility of the recent increase in pharmaceutical related death in Australia lie. Does responsibility lye with the professionals prescribing the medication, with the individual or society for creating a socially acceptable environment....   [tags: medicine, pharmaceutical overdoses]
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The Strengths and Weaknesses Within My Medicine Wheel - Introduction In Aboriginal teachings, the medicine wheel is sacred because it represents the various components of a healthy, well-rounded individual. Like wellness, the medicine wheel represents an “active state of health in which an individual progresses toward a higher level of functioning, thus achieving an optimum balance” (as cited in Fain & Lewis, 2002, p. 7). The medicine wheel is divided into four major sections, each representing a major part of a person (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual)....   [tags: Medicine Wheel ]
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Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients, by Danielle Ofri - In the healthcare system many times patients are just patients and appointments are just appointments. The outlook on the patients and appointments all depends on the area of practice and the health professional themselves. Working in the emergency department, the nurses and doctors there typically do not see the same patient more than once and if they do the chance of them remembering them is slim to none just for the simple fact of the pace of the department. When it comes down to Physicians in the hospital setting, the care is not just quick and done....   [tags: Medicine in Translation]
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Traditional Chinese Medicine - One important aspect of Chinese culture is Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM. Chinese medicine has been around for quite awhile, and is still around today. In the United States, we see it as acupuncture and massage. TCM is still widely popular in its home country where it is still practiced as it was a few centuries ago. Chinese medicine is evolving to our modern day times, but it is keeping close ties to its roots. Chinese medicine is also becoming more affluent in different parts of the globe....   [tags: chinese culture, traditional medicine]
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Medicine Physical Therapy - Life as a Sports Medicine Physical Therapist As a Sports Medicine Physical Therapist, many people are trained to diagnose and help prevent injuries that occur during physical activities (“Physical Medicine”). Physical therapists examine patients, and prescribe medications as well as order diagnostic tests to perform and interpret. They usually counsel their clients on preventive care, diets and also hygiene. Most physical therapists stretch, and massage their clients to help strengthen and enhance mobility....   [tags: physical activities, physical medicine]
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Ancient Greek Medicine - ... She oiled my limbs, kneading and knuckling, and slapping; looked at my wound, muttering charms and said it would heal clean…… I stretched out under the old woman’s hand, feeling my sinews loosened and my blood run sweetly. nothing was left but the smart of the wine in my graze, and a heavy drowsiness…… In the morning the old woman came again with her warm oils. I slept like a log; my leg wound was drying cleanly, and not much deeper than a scrape. The muscles I had thought were torn were only strained; all I need now was to move about....   [tags: alternative medicine, health]
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Chinese Traditional Medicine - “Is twenty bags enough. I think you should take more, because you are not coming home until next year, OK?” My mother said this to me when I packed my baggage to United States, as she gave me twenty bags of herbal tea and told me that I must take them with me no matter how heavy my baggage was. I grew up in the southern China, and we used to drink herbal tea when we got sick or prevented from sickness. In Guangdong province, we have a term call “Liang Cha” (凉茶, cha means tea in Chinese), which means cooling tea; we drink it to cool down the body when we are overheated due to weather or sickness....   [tags: herbal tea, western medicine]
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Holistic Medicine - Holistic Medicine Many people aren’t really aware of the benefits that holistic medicine can provide to ones stability as a healthy human being. According to holistic medicine, a good health state is achieved by gaining proper balance in life. It has successfully been a form to cure individuals by evolving from traditional techniques to a more easy way of achieving ones balance in health as well as in life. It can be seen in various ways as meditation used by the Buddhism religion, or as simple as yoga....   [tags: Holistic, medicine, Hippocrates]
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A Career in Medicine - A Career in Medicine My experiences at home have helped prepare me for a career in medicine I grew up in an economically depressed area in San Francisco where my mother was a single parent. Growing up without a father, I developed self-confidence and a sense of independence at an early age. In order to help my mother financially, I unloaded produce trucks during my years in high school. As a result, I was unable to enjoy many of the activities most youngsters enjoy. However, I am thankful for the determination and inner-strength I developed while overcoming the hardships I faced....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 657 words
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The Benefits of Alternative Medicine over Conventional Medicine - The Benefits of Alternative Medicine over Conventional Medicine          I used to be like millions of Americans, thinking: "I'm too busy to research alternative health care. I don't even have time to slow down enough to think about it. I know I don't eat right; but there's not enough time to make healthy food. I'm not even sure what is healthy; the "experts" seem to come up with new findings that counter previous ones at least once a week. I rely on my doctor to keep me abreast of any problems; and when one does come up, he has a quick fix for me: antibiotics, anti- depressants, tension relievers, and pills to counter the side effects (like stomach upset, restlessness) caused by the othe...   [tags: Health Medicine]
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Ancient Egyptian Medicine - Medical practices in Ancient Egypt had a great impact on the medical practices that are used today, in fact, they were predestinates of those that we have today. This paper will give an extensive background into the details of medicine and medical practices of physicians and healers in Ancient Egypt, as well as compare some of those same practices with modern practices that we use in medicine during this time period. The practices discussed in this paper include how the Ancient Egyptians chose doctors, how the Egyptians diagnosed their patients, minor surgery practices that are still used in modern medicine today, remedies and medicinal herbs that can be found in modern kitchens and p...   [tags: Modern Day Medicine, Ancient Egypt]
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Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture - ... Depending on the type of the acupuncture, the needles may be prepared differently or different aromatherapies may be used while the needles are in place, for example, the needles may be heated or spun while in the skin. Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of health care problems including osteoarthritis, chronic pain, post operative pain, dental procedures, fibromyalgia, nausea, acute cerebral infarction, anesthesia, angina pectoris, anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, rhinitis, skin disorders, weight loss, smoking cessation and many more (Basch, 2013)....   [tags: traditional chinese medicine, painless fashion]
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Native American Medicine and Spiritual Healing - Throughout time, mankind has persistently been seeking ways to maintain their health and to cure those that had not been so fortunate in that task. Just about everything has been experimented with as a cure for some type of illness; whether physical, spiritual or mental. There has always been evidence of spiritual healing and it will continue to be an important part of any healing process, large or small. In particular the roots of Native American Medicine men (often a woman in some cultures) may be traced back to ancient times referred to as Shaman....   [tags: spiritual healing, medicine, Native Americans, Sha] 1088 words
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Alternatives Medicine Interference with Warfarin - The use of alternative medications, like herbals and vitamin supplements, has become increasingly popular in today’s society. Many people are turning to more holistic ways to treat chronic ailments in an attempt to avoid prescription drug use. This is possible in part due to the overwhelming media influence suggesting the negative implications of prescription drug use. With all the drug recall and fetal adverse effect commercials seen today, people’s apprehension is somewhat understandable. What people do not take into account is that not all herbal supplement use is proven safe and the effect of their use with commonly used prescription medications is largely unknown....   [tags: Medicine]
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Case Study: The Use of Herpetofauna in Traditional Medicine and Conservation - ... This study will try to address this void by providing an analysis on the trade and use of herpetofauna in traditional medicine and its implications on herpetofaunal conservation using Durban Muthi Market as the case study, Significance of Research This study will seek to improve the public’s knowledge on the trade and role of herpetofauna in traditional medicine as an alternative treatment and to improve the ailing literature on ethnozoology in South Africa. Furthermore, to improve of how trade impacts natural populations and to try and find ways in which conservation management initiatives can work with natural resource harvesters....   [tags: Species, Medicine, Biodiversity] 1008 words
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Why I Wish to Be Admitted to an Internal Medicine Residency - The Dean of my medical school opened his welcome speech with the words “If the answer to the question: why you wish to become a doctor is to make money or to have an easy life then you probably need to look for a new profession” At that very moment I realized the decision to become a doctor includes a sense of calling. Recollecting my previous experiences, I can say that entering the field of medicine was a gradual process for me. My birthplace is Mombasa, Kenya where I studied till grade seven, after which I shifted to India....   [tags: Internal Medicine Residency] 765 words
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