Medicine plays an eminent role in healing and treating illnesses and dates back to ancient times where people would use herbs, oils, massage, and other natural means to heal their sicknesses. Medicine has evolved and pills, vaccines, and conventional forms of cancer treatment, are common within the medical industry. Now, the medical industry relies heavily on pharmaceutical drugs to treat their patients’ illnesses and diseases, but many of the drugs cause a great number of side effects and can even do more harm than good. This has sparked my interest in finding ways to cure illnesses with an alternative to conventional medicine without the harmful side effects. Realizing I am in my late teens, and I am free to change my mind, the professional
Plenty of our drugs have ingredients from herbs and are still being used today. I would not recommend the use of herbal medicines due to complications it can have on the body unless the physician suggested the product. The more I read up on these herbal medicines the more precautions I came across. I believe these herbal medicines should be reviewed as a drug under the FDA to avoid any health complications for these
In fact, many patients that seek alternative or complementary treatments do so because traditional medicine could not give them the results they want. As people face health problems, the last thing they need is to take drugs that will treat that problem while also bringing on a host of undesirable side effects. Of course, it does not mean that alternative and complementary approaches could not also have risks and side effects as this can certainly happen, especially when a person takes various herbs or supplements without expert guidance. If we had more widespread and affordable access to integrative practitioners, we could reduce some of the dependence on prescription drugs while avoiding many of the dangerous side effects.
(1) The ideas that the ancient Chinese had about the organs of the body, and their functions, as well as the causes and development of disease, show large differences when compared with Western medicine. (2) The Chinese do not think of theory, as we do in the West, as needing to be proven to reach the highest degree of truth. A Chinese doctor can look at the kidney as a machine and think of it as a reflection of universe. (2) He can apply two different disease classification systems, cold damage or warm damage where he feels it is appropriate, without being deterred by contradictions between the two. (3) One (Western) method of gaining knowledge is analysis.
Multiple sclerosis, hepatitis and cancer are considered to be three of the most debilitating diseases of our time. Researchers and scientists are still trying to discover definite cures for patients suffering from these illnesses and the answer can potentially be found in using herbs. ... ... middle of paper ... ...est natural substances, which are considered more gentle and less harmful to our bodies if used correctly. The benefit of lower costs to purchase these herbal remedies is also attractive for patients, who, if suffering from debilitating diseases, have already spent enough money on hospital stays. Although there are some reasons why caution must be taken when it comes to herbal remedies, when the benefits outweigh the costs then the use of herbs to treat chronically ill patients should be encouraged.
Naturopathy is promoting health instead of trying to destroy the disease itself. Naturopathic professionals usually recommend: herbal remedies, homeopathy, acupuncture and a few other CAM techniques (Billitterl 39). Complementary and alternative techniques are the new age of medicine. These techniques especially combined with mainstream medicine could create a medical revolution. Complementary and alternative medicine techniques are helping to solve medical problems for many people without the side effects of mainstream medicine.
Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine such as the use of acupuncture to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy for cancer. On the other hand, alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine such as the treatment of urine therapy instead of chemotherapy. CAM therapies are generally unknown by many people in today’s Western society. Western medical schools and hospitals usually do not educate or inform employees about complementary and alternative medical practices, which is why they are not well accepted by the medical community as standard or conventional form of medicine (Medicine Net, 2006). Some of the CAM therapies have been documented in various trials, many failed to show any real effects, which suggests that the placebo effect plays a major role in these therapies.
Though many consumers trusted herbal medicine much more than the synthetic medicine because it’s safe and effective, but like anything else, it has its own limitations too. There are several hostile issues related to herbal medicine that has been quite alarming. Notwithstanding, majority of the most popular herbs are at least nearly safe. According to Ming-Yeng Pang, a writer of an article Herbal Medicine and Cancer, Considering that herbal medicines are inferiorly regulated than the conventional medicine, manufacturers may differ on the quality and quantity of the medicine. Since there’s no proper and studied techniques on making an herbal remedies, it may cause contamination and dilution.
While Ayurveda addresses the root causes of the disease through identifying the imbalances in the elements, called “Doshas”, it also emphasizes on a spiritual lifestyle which for most people in today's world is a sea change. On the other hand, western medicine addresses the symptoms and provides instant albeit temporary relief for suffering. Needless to say there are more followers of the western medicine due to its immediate impact on subsiding the pain. Out of lack of awareness to the significance of traditional medicine, especially Ayurveda, many doctors and researchers are against the use of Ayurvedic and traditional medicines, which limits the potential of curing certain ailments of patients without additional side effects. Medicine can be interpreted in two ways.
The Chinese impacted modern medicine because of their various methods such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, exercise, immunization, and the managing of your diet. Their belief of Qi and Yin Yang aided them in developing many medical accomplishments. They also made very important discoveries for contemporary medicine such as the finding of diabetes and Defiency diseases. Today you can still see the various medical innovations of the ancient Chinese in modern times. If it were not for the Chinese, modern medicine would not be how it is today.