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The Discoveries of New Medicines back in 1800-1900

- Nowadays, we are so indolent that we take for granted the medicine provided for us to cure our pain or illnesses and must feel privileged. When we date back to the 1800-1900, we will come to know that it wasn’t unusual for people to die with minor diseases, as there were no medicines invented for that certain type of disease. For decades, scientist and doctors worldwide have worked day and night in order to invent respective medicines and drugs that can help humankind to get rid of certain disease....   [tags: medicines, diseases, penicillin]

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Combating Counterfeit Medicines to Protect Patient Safety

- The briefing presents background on global counterfeit medicines situation, taking into consideration that IAPO members may have varying levels of knowledge on the topic. It outlines three options to tackle issue and describes the drivers of and potential barriers to each, followed by a recommendation on which policy IAPO should support. I. Background and Problem Description A. Counterfeit Medicines A counterfeit medicine is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as "a medicine, which is deliberately and fraudulently mislabelled with respect to identity and/or source....   [tags: public health threat, iapo, counterfeit Medicines]

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Traditional Medicine And Traditional Medicines

- You are going on day three of vomiting fever chills and dizziness, what do you do. You call the Doctor, and then you have the option go to the doctor’s office. The traditional doctor in America has gone through 12 years of school at a minimum and has studied the human body inside out in Medical school. When you visit the Doctor you pay your co pay and his doctor will take your blood pressure, weight and maybe even some blood test. This Doctor then proceeds to give you a diagnosis and prescribes a treatment if needed....   [tags: Medicine, Alternative medicine, Ayurveda]

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Health Benefits Of Herbal Medicines

- Health claims are booming in today’s world. Many of these consumers are being misled by advertising and believe that their choice will benefit their health. Although herbal medicines have been in existence throughout human evolution, I have chosen to take a deeper look into these health practices. I’m curious if this is just another health claim or if there are actual benefits to taking these medicines. Herbal medicines are sold in different ways from tablets, teas, extracts, capsules, powders, and fresh or dried plants....   [tags: Pharmacology, Medicine]

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Homeopathic Remedies And Allopathic Medicines

- The Balancing Act: Homeopathic Remedies and Allopathic Medicine Modern medicine has eradicated diseases such as smallpox, polio, and malaria in many parts of the world, preventing many deaths. Yet, with many emerging alternative practices, the American society is slowly becoming more reliant on alternative medicines with little scientific evidence. However, one alternative practice, homeopathy, is slowly becoming accepted by many physicians. Now that homeopathy is sanctioned by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), many physicians and scientists believe that this practice is as effective as allopathic medicine....   [tags: Compare&Contrast, Alternative Medicine]

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Complementary Medicines - A Perplexing Pharmaceutical Product

- There is no place for the supply of vitamins or complimentary medicines in pharmacy. Some evidence suggests that complementary medicines work can work, and that consumer use of complementary medicines is on the increase. However, most complementary medicines lack clinical trials that conclusively prove their efficacy. This is further compounded by a lack of clear information on the status of the body of evidence for the support of specific complementary medicines. For pharmacists, considered as drug therapy experts within the community, their supply from a pharmacy presents a serious ethical dilemma, because it is would be unwise to recommend an unproven treatment....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Herbal Medicine]

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Complementary Medicines - A Perplexing Pharmaceutical Product

- There is no place for the supply of vitamins or complimentary medicines in pharmacy. Most complementary medicines lack clinical trials that conclusively prove their efficacy. For pharmacists, considered as drug therapy experts within the community, their supply from a pharmacy presents a serious ethical dilemma, as it is would be unwise to recommend an unproven treatment. It has been reported that this is further compounded by a lack of clear information on the status of the body of evidence for the support of specific complementary medicines....   [tags: Health, Ethical Issues, Medicine]

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Health, Alternative Medicines, And Preventative Care

- Western culture stresses ultimate dedication in the workplace, often at the expense of an employee’s mental well-being. Individuals will work holidays, arrive early and leave late, and attend all outside work functions in hopes of finding themselves in opportunities for advancement more often than others. After centuries of being slaves to the desks and nine-to-five workday, the new millennial culture has begun to reconsider the life sentence of work before personal lives. In this paper, I investigate what exactly has led to holistic health, alternative medicines, and preventative care take a place in society as a profitable part of our culture in the following: by detailing the increase of...   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Health]

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Components in the Formation of Different Medicines

- ... It can be a very fatal thing. Anxiety took over my life in many ways and without the medicine provided I would not have been able to take it. I would have had to go to therapy. Anxiety can be passed on generation to generation. It runs in my family so when I began to have family issues it was brought out a lot. Financial issues contribute to most people’s anxiety. It can in many cases break apart marriages, friendships, and families. My family had a combination of many things and this lead to my long journey of overcoming my personal issues with anxiety....   [tags: the history of chemistry]

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Holistic And Alternative Medicines ( Cam )

- Complimentary and alternative medicines (CAM) are a group of practices and products not customarily connected with public health and medical practitioners (XXXX). CAM have been used historically for many years pre-dating modern medicines (XXXX). Used over many disciplines of health for both wellness and illness CAM is becoming increasingly popular in midwifery, due to women seeking a more natural approach to modern medicine across the childbearing continuum (XXXX). This essay will explore the use of acupuncture throughout the childbearing continuum, specifically, fertility, morning sickness, pain relief during labour and general postnatal health....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Acupuncture]

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Using Complementary and Alternative Medicines to Treat Cancer

- ... “Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems.” (Ayurvedic Medicine: An Introduction) Acid/Alkaline and Ayurvedic medicines are two kinds of Alternative medicine that are both used in separate occasions, like Acid/Alkaline is used to supply proper mineralization, and Ayurvedic medicine could be used for many different things. Sometimes, it could be used for Schizophrenia, Diabetes, etc. There are also some medication that can be used to restore levels of dopamine....   [tags: hope, mainstream medicine]

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Ethics Of International Distribution Of Medicines

- Ethics in International Distribution of Medicines Haris Khan Robert Morris University MGT 505 Dr.Ona ' Johnson June, 18, 2015 Abstract The study shows the unethical practices being held globally in the distribution of the pharmaceuticals. This paper specially focuses on the AIDS population in South Africa and the distribution of AIDS drugs there and how it has been ethically challenging to provide care for the patients of AIDS. Moreover, it discusses the parameters of how unethically patients are judged by the healthcare providers to provide treatment to the patients....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, South Africa]

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Medieval Medicines And The Black Plague

- This bibliography is about the medieval medicines and the Black Plague. Medicine during the medieval times was very limited doctors mostly used herbs, spices, and resins. Infections would spread because antibiotics didn’t exist in that time period. The used baths, scrubs, pills, foods, and drinks to treat patients. Some of the herbs they used were parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Some of the physicians treatments killed their patients like lobotomies and poisonous plants. The most famous treatment was blood letting by cupping or leeches....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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Understanding The Mechanics Of Medicines

- Medicine management is a moderately new term in the health care organisation and is the methodologies utilised by medical experts to issues identifying with drugs and their disposal so as to accomplish proposed purposes, and in addition guarantee protected and successful conveyance, with insignificant peril and disadvantage to patients (NMC, 2010; Ogton-Tuck, 2013). In the most recent two decades, vital advances have been made in comprehending basic causes, procedures and groups of pain and related pertinence to clinical administration (Loeser and Melzack, 1999)....   [tags: Opioid, Morphine, Pain, Analgesic]

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New Medicines And Preventive Measures

- Around 200 years back the pace of mechanical change in the cutting edge period started to stimulate. Wind, water, and creature power, with their confinements of spot and limit, were supplemented and after that supplanted by the steam motor, which went ahead to power the processing plants of the mechanical upheaval. The railroad made it conceivable to move things and individuals rapidly over awesome separations. The broadcast and, later, the phone conveyed interchanges over the field. Electric lighting supplanted the faint gleam of candles, lamp oil, and gas lights....   [tags: Innovation, Research]

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Genetic Medicines in India

- Genetics grows so fast. Every month we get a new announcement about the scientific achievement from the genetical research in plants, animals and human beings. Compare to other medical technologies, genetics can radically change nature of environment and the nature of human being. We have today genetically engineered trees, plants, animals, food, insects, bacteria and viruses. Genetics in medicine also proved the origin of genetic diseases and the functions of genes. Genetic testing and screening, genetics therapy, genetic design and enhancement are the few developments in medical genetics....   [tags: medical genetics, genetic engineering, disorder]

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Alternative Medicines for Animals: Herbs and Acupuncture

- ... Even the pharmaceutical companies’ scientists understand the healing properties inside the plants that traditionalists have used for centuries, that’s why they attempt to extract or reproduce those pharmacologically-active ingredients for their medications- what is known as pharmacognosy. Some modern herbal medical practices are also using pharmacognosy to develop their medications, despite many herbalists strong advice to use the plants as a whole. Herbal veterinarian Chris Day claims that, “A natural combination of ingredients of the whole plant tend to act in synergy and to balance each other in nature.” Organizations for natural health care of animals support the idea that for minor...   [tags: healthcare, drugs, herbal]

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Austalian Indigenous People and Their Traditional Medicines

- ... However among 25 year old Aboriginals the prevalence was comparable with 35 year old non-Aboriginal Australians(12). Age plays an important role in the incidence of AMI among aboriginals. Sex (HB2). Aboriginal males are slightly more than 2 times more likely than female aboriginals to develop an AMI(7). This is comparable with non-Indigenous Australians(13). However the difference in RR to develop an AMI between female aboriginals compared to non-aboriginal females (RR 2.33, 95% CI 2.12-2.57), is significantly higher than the difference between the groups of men (RR1.98 95% CI 1.84-2.13)....   [tags: destroyed environment, cardiovascular disease ]

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Combining Western Medicine and Traditional Medicine in South Africa

- The clash between the western (or scientific) and traditional approaches to medicine has existed for many years. The conceptual differences between the two schools of thought resulted in mistrust between scholars of representing them. Each one of the approaches can be effective in some medical cases and neither can offers complete solutions in others. However, the western approach has been proven to be much more effective in treating serious deadly conditions that require complex diagnosis, surgeries, and drugs....   [tags: Western vs Traditional Medicines]

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Complementary Medicines - The Case Against Their Supply in Pharmacy

- Consumers want complementary medicines, some evidence suggests that work may work, and their use is on the increase. However, most complementary medicines lack clinical trials that conclusively prove their efficacy. This is further compounded by a lack of clear information on the status of the body of evidence for the support of specific complementary medicines. For pharmacists, considered drug therapy experts within the community, their supply from a pharmacy presents a serious ethical dilemma because it is would be unwise to recommend an unproven treatment....   [tags: Health Care]

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Herbal Medicines : Medicine, Electrical Stimulation And Nebulizing Agents Can All Help Reduce Symptoms Of Copd

- In addition to current medical therapy, adding alternative medicine has been shown to be very effective and safe. Studies include adding herbal medication, Chinese Medicine, Electrical stimulation and nebulizing agents can all help reduce symptoms of COPD. These supplemental therapies are favored by Naturopathic and homeopathic doctors. Herbal Medicines Herbal medicines have been around since time began. Research has shown that the addition of herbs is effective in treating a multitude of diseases....   [tags: Medicine, Alternative medicine, Herb]

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Evaluating the Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of New Medicines

- Every year a large number of new medicines receive marketing authorisation. It is the National Health Service (NHS) responsibility to decide whether the additional cost of purchasing these medicines is justified by the likely benefit to patients. For this reason, a multi-disciplinary activity known as the health technology assessment (HTA) has been created. In the UK, HTA mainly focuses on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new medicines. In this essay it was discussed the processes through which HTA appraise new medicines and how the different policy makers within the UK use the most available evidence-based information to decide which technologies are most effective and appropriate for...   [tags: safety, cost-effective, health]

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Genetic Engineering, New Medicines And Bioelectronics People

- 1. Michael Bess in the excerpt from Our Grandchildren Redesigned asserts his idea that through innovations like genetic engineering, new medicines and bioelectronics people will improve their control over emotions, live longer healthier lives, and they will raise our abilities in both thought and action. This brings increased benefits such as blind people being able to see again with genetic altering or hearing aid transplants that allow deaf people to hear for the first time. It can also allow for humans have a higher learning capabilities through medicines that increase focus or by the use of technological implants....   [tags: Poverty, Disease, Genetics, Genetic disorder]

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History of Biology: Patent Medicines Containing Sulfa

- History of Biology An Essay on Patent Medicines Containing Sulfa The first antibiotics ever discovered were sulfa drugs which contained chemicals known as sulfonamides and worked at the molecular level. They were first used during the 1930s triggering an astounding revolution in medicine (NIH, 2012). These drugs virtually treated a range of bacterial infections that had the possibility of being fatal such as streptococcal infections (notably scarlet fever, erysipelas, and puerperal sepsis), pneumonia, and meningitis....   [tags: chemicals, molecular levels]

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Alternative Medicines: Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractic

- An ancient Chinese proverb proclaims, "Nature, time and patience are the three great doctors". Nowadays more and more people choose to be treated by methods that are not based on Western systematic techniques that are the knowledge and practice of medicine which is usual in the West. These methods are known as “Alternative medicine”, which consists of homeopathy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine and others. Chinese medicine is also gaining popularity among people. The alternative way of treatment has verified its efficiency and is methodically founded, but, unfortunately, has its little disadvantages and needs a scientific base....   [tags: homeopathy, acupuncture, aromatherapy]

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Comparing Modern and Alternative Medicines

- Over the centuries, ancients made use of several treatment methods. Two of them are modern medicine and traditional medicine. Alternative medicine is older than modern one. That effective therapy has used for many centuries on the patience when modern medicine has not occurred in the world. Because it has improved in China, it can be called Traditional Chinese Medicine. In contrast, modern medicine has been in used since 1900’s. In this system, drugs’ testes are done in safety laboratories with care and nicety, and their side effects are located before they are given to the patient....   [tags: side effects, drugs, placebo]

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The Oceans - A Storehouse of Undiscovered Drugs and Medicines

- The Oceans - A Storehouse of Undiscovered Drugs and Medicines The health of human populations requires a wide variety of chemical and physical supports from both local ecosystems and from the global ecosystem. The subject of this paper is the indirect relationship between biodiversity and human health, particularly with regard to coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs are the most diverse ecosystems in the sea. “High diversity density gives rise to intense species competition and the subsequent organism capability to construct exotic defensive and offensive chemicals, many with pharmacological value” (Adey 2000)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Traditional Medicines: Tomorrows Miracle Drugs

- Traditional medicines as they were passed on through generations formed the basis of health care in the earliest civilizations. New medical discoveries evolved from this foundation as the medical field developed throughout the ages. Of particular interest are the highly developed Turkish traditional medicines. Important trade routes from advanced societies such as the Chinese and Islamic nations passed through Turkey, thus introducing their respective medicinal knowledge to this area. In addition, Turkey has a large diversity of endemic plant species which provided them with the necessary natural products used in these "remedies"....   [tags: Journalistic Essays]

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Western Views of Non-Traditional Medicines

- If you walk into any pharmacy, grocery store, or natural foods store, you cannot avoid the shelves and displays of "alternative" remedies and treatments. Promises of fewer aches and pains, clearer skin, slower aging, better digestion, and more "harmonious" body functions are plastered on store walls and across bottle labels with many, often green, pills and liquids. Ginseng, Echinacea, acupuncture, reflexology, antioxidants, Vitamin A, B, C, E... have all become a familiar part of our culture's vocabulary, and for many, a part of their health regime....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Significant and Enduring Impact Louis Pasteur Had on Public Health

- ... Fortitude also came in his childhood when a wolf bit his friend and nearly died from rabies (Berche, 2012). Louis Pasteur Education Louis received his bachelor's degree in letters in August of 1840. Louis received his doctoral degree in 1847 with a thesis on crystallography. Pasteur studied how certain crystals affect light and at the age of 26, he started working on his doctoral thesis on crystallography, the study of forms and structures of crystals. Louis began working with two acids commonly found in the sediments of fermenting wine....   [tags: advances in medicines, vaccines]

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Anti-addiction Medicines Could be Used to Treat the Obesity Related to Food Addiction

- Obesity, associated with some serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer, has become a serious problem in the USA, and over one-third of American adults are obese (Makowski, 2011, p. 489). However, there are few available and effective drugs to treat obesity. In fact, the last obesity drug approved in the United States was Xenical® in 1999, which is little used but the only medicine for long-term obesity treatments (Pollack, 2011, February 1). Currently, there is some evidence shown the link between obesity and addiction....   [tags: Bupropion and Naltrexone]

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Agents Are Medicines Used For Reduce Clotting Of An Artery, A Vein, Or The Heart

- Anticoagulants agents are medicines used to reduce clotting in an artery, a vein, or the heart. These clots can block the blood flow to your heart muscle and could cause the patient to have a heart attack. This blockage can also block blood flow to your brain, causing a patient to have a stroke. There are several types of anticoagulants like warfarin and heparin. Certain labs such as INR and PT have to be done before warfarin is given and the PTT must be checked also before giving heparin. It’s important to know this because if a patient is already bleeding, you should not give anticoagulants because the patient will further bleed out....   [tags: Stroke, Myocardial infarction, Blood]

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Pharamaceutical Industry Patent Assessment

- Pharmaceutical Industry Patent Assessment Patents are a key element of Intellectual Property and provide a competitive edge to the pharmaceutical industry. The exclusive property rights provided by patents restrict competition in production and sales of medicine allowing companies to charge higher prices without concern for competition. The global standard of twenty years from the application date protecting the company’s significant research and testing investment. This is standard is important because it can take 10-15 years to develop a single product....   [tags: patent, rights, medicines, advancement]

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Indigenous Native Americans

- When one first thinks of the Indigenous Native American tribes, like those who greeted the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock, the first image is often of uncivilized people. The arriving foreigners often described the Indians as a “savage people” whom they believed needed saving. They imposed their European culture and religion on the natives and pushed them away from the Eastern Seaboard into the interior of North America. While this was the belief at the time, the truth is, these Native Americans were far more advanced, as they possessed advanced farming techniques and medical treatments that are still in use today....   [tags: farming, culture, medicines]

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Types of Abortion

- Sauer (1978) found that some pregnancies in the 19th century were desperately unwanted by woman. Because of this, desperate measures such as baby farming, infanticide and abortion were carried out to discard of the pregnancy. Abortion, which is the termination of a human pregnancy, was made illegal in 1803, but was still carried out in the backstreets of Britain (Knight 1977). However, only a few cases were brought to attention as according to Latham (2002), there was difficulty in detecting abortion, yet Bulwer- Lytton (1833 as cited in Sauer 1978) still believed abortion took place frequently in towns for reasons such as illegitimacy....   [tags: medicines and drugs, quinine, savin]

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Eastern and Western Medicine

- Eastern and Western Medicine The complex structure and foreign nature of Tibetan medicine makes it difficult to relate its practices to Western medicine, making it difficult to determine the clinical efficacy of Eastern medical practice. Several clinical analysis studies have recently been performed in order to determine the efficacy of the “holistic” practices of Eastern cultures. Whether the studies show Eastern or Western practices to be more effective, I believe that the most effective treatment should be a combination of both practices....   [tags: Treatments Practice Medicines Illness Papers]

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Human Body And Developing Medicines Of Better Quality And Cures For The Common Sicknesses And Diseases People Deal With

- In the modern medical field, research has a major impact on the progress being made in understanding the human body and developing medicines of better quality and cures for the common sicknesses and diseases people deal with. With that being said, there are ethical issues that arise on account of the rights of patients when involved in research. The typical issues that doctors, nurses, scientists, and other researchers are faced with include the consent of the patient and the amount of rights the patients actually have, the use of the patient in research, the effects that the research will have on the patient and what the research itself will entail....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Cadaver]

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Methods and Myths of Traditional African Medicines and its Place in Modern Society

- Methods and Myths of Traditional African Medicines and its Place in Modern Society Traditional African medicines, and the spiritual healers that administer these medicines are an important part of African society. For many centuries and even millenniums these healers with there spiritual and naturalistic remedies have been responsible for taking care of the African world as we know it. Traditional African medicines have been a greater help to all of society and modern science, but still lie at the root of much controversy over its ability to be a valid healing tool....   [tags: Papers]

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Alternative Medicine : Medicine And Medicine

- Alternative Medicine Medicine saves people’s life in many ways. Today’s world is developing very fast in all fields, because of technology. Technology is important to have a good, comfortable and easy life. However, technology has many applications in many fields such as industry, agriculture and medicine. Every day people hear about a new drug or a new way to cure diseases that people thought it is impossible to cure. Medicine is improving and developing because of technology .Medicine has two main types’ alternative medicine and conventional medicine....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Ayurveda, Health]

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Alternative Medicine Or Complementary Medicine

- Today many people in the UK and US choose to be treated by methods that are not based on Western scientific methods, i.e. the science and practice of medicine which is standard in the West. These methods are known as Alternative medicine or Complementary medicine. Alternative medicine covers numerous branches that includes homeopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine, hypnosis, meditation, tai chi, yoga, botanical and herbal supplements (DiSogra, Robert M). Similarly, Chinese medicine is also increasingly popular in many regions of the world....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Herbalism]

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Traditional Medicine : Modern Medicine

- Traditional Medicine: A Modern Context Modern medicine is finally starting to accommodate traditional medicine, though traditional medicine is still overlooked or regarded as a primitive form of treatment, providing nothing but placebo effects. According to the American National Cancer Institute, modern medicine is: A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. (NCI, para....   [tags: Medicine, Alternative medicine]

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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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Conventional Medicine And Alternative Medicine

- While conventional medicine has remained the populations main source of medical care for many years, that may soon become a myth. There is no doubt that conventional medicine has proven itself to be one of our worlds greatest accomplishments, treating those who are ill and saving the lives of countless people. However, it is NOT the only means of medical care that exist. Apart from it 's “hippy” reputation and the many skeptics who constantly criticize it 's ability, alternative, or “holistic medicine” is making major headway in today 's medical society, and some would even say that it surpasses conventional medicine in many areas....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Health care]

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Alternative Medicine : Modern Medicine

- There is no way to know how long forms of alternative medicine have been used. Mainly because of the modern treatments scientists have discovered involving medicine. Willem De Blécourt and Cornelie Usborne, authors of Medical History, state that “different times produce different historians of medicine and differing definitions of their object of research.” What we now refer to as alternative medicine was once considered the most modern form of medicine. Author, Jacqueline Langwith, refers to alternative medicine as a “wide range of healing practices that are not considered part of conventional medicine.” Langwith also mentions in her book, Alternative Medicine, that it is widely used when...   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Ayurveda, Fungus]

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Modern Day Medicine And Medicine

- Modern day medicine is nothing compared to medicine from the past as a result of science excelling dramatically over the past centuries. Herbal remedies were considered modern medicine back in 3,000 B.C.; it was all people had back then to cure diseases, but it was also extremely affective for some. Of course, as technology and science both started to evolve, we saw a great increase in modern medicines rather than herbal, at home remedies. A massive percentage of modern day medicine contains chemical substances that are derived from botanical plants....   [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical drug]

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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]

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Alternative Medicine Vs. Traditional Medicine

- In recent years, the people interest in alternative medicine or what 's also known as physical therapy has been clearly emerged, so that almost third of American people; public patients seek physical treatment. Nearly over 8900 American adults and 17000 children between ages of 4 and 17 according to the national health statistics report.(1) Thus, media reports also attest to common use of alternative medicine, and showed that thirty-four billions are spent yearly on alternative health care. Of course, by American, which is NOT a few....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Ayurveda]

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Conventional Medicine Vs. Alternative Medicine

- Conventional medicine has been the norm since its conception. It was not until recently that alternative medicine has been on the rise as the trust level society puts in their primary healthcare providers has been on the steady decline. “Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor” (Norton, 2014). This has been evident in the fact that there are more people using complementary and/or alternative medicine (CAM) than in the previous years....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Alternative medicine]

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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]

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Alternative Medicine Vs. Western Medicine

- Mankind has always found a way to better and prolong our lives through science and medicine. With the growing interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that has occurred over the last decade, one could easily say that “unconventional,” or non-Westernized, approaches to healing must be a new phenomenon never before seen in American society or around the world. The reality is, however, that the current rise in fashionability for unorthodox treatments is merely the latest of three waves of mainstream popularity in the past century-and-a-half (the first was the mid-1800s, the second the early 1900s in the United States)....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Vicks, Physician]

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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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Alternative Medicine Vs Traditional Conventional Medicine

- Shaunna L. Roth Strategies for University Writing October 22, 2015 Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional / Conventional Medicine Alternative medicine has it perks over conventional medicine and makes for a healthier being. Many think Alternative medicine is not new to society. It actually started long before conventional medicine was founded. Before there was an FDA and is still used today all over the world it is still used by many people all over the world. Everyone has their own beliefs as to which are more dangerous Alternative or Conventional Medicine....   [tags: Medicine, Alternative medicine, Ayurveda]

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Complementary And Alternative Medicine At Cam And Western Medicine

- There has been a growing trend over the past few years in health care using Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or also known as Eastern medicine. The new and emerging type of health care has been around for thousands of years, but in recent years have been more accepting in Western culture. CAM is described as, “a wide range of practices, technologies and treatments not traditionally associated with the medical professions or medical curriculum” (Solomon & Adams, 2015). There are many different types of CAM health care....   [tags: Medicine, Alternative medicine, Acupuncture]

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Alternative Medicine Is More Effective Than Western Medicine

- Alternative medicine is more effective than western medicine Today, most people who visit a doctor 's office don 't give any thought to the type of doctor that they 're going to see. The traditionally trained doctors in the world. Is trained one way, whereas holistic doctors, also known as natural medicine practitioners, are trained in a completely different way. Many of us trust our doctors implicitly, so when we prescribe a pharmaceutical, we simply fill the prescription and take it as we are told....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Physician]

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Using Complementary And Alternative Medicine

- During past few decades, there has been an increasing number of people beginning to pay more attention to using Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) such as homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicines and Christian faith healing to cure diseases (Macartney and Wahlberg, 2014a, cited in Cant and Sharma, 1999; World Health Organization, 2002). But recently, controversy has centered on whether this is a valid method to treat serious illness instead of conventional medicine. Stoneman et al (2012) claim that complementary and alternative medicine is considered as a more natural and effective approach to treating illness....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine]

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The Medical Ethics Of Veterinary Medicine

- “Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics. I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.” (The Veterinary’s Oath)....   [tags: Veterinary medicine, Medicine, Veterinarian]

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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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Conventional And Alternative Medicine Essay

- Conventional and Alternative Medicine It is important to track the front of the existing dilemmas on the issue of conventional and alternative medicine. In that respect, there are various locations that accompany to diseases and good health, in gathering the steps that is entitled for it to taken out by an individual and then as and surgeries as cures. We can likewise retain an open mind on both of these ways. However, conservative methods are on the other hand, are being utilized; medicine is a perfect example of the existence of the two attitudes....   [tags: Medicine, Alternative medicine, Health care]

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The Treatment Of Conventional Medicine

- Conventional medicine is when healthcare professionals treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Conventional medications are the typical drugs that general doctor would prescribe during a visit. If a person goes to a doctor because their throat hurts the doctor is going to check for strep throat. If the patient has strep throat, then the doctor is going to prescribe them a drug to take for seven to ten days and then they will be cured. That is not always what happens when someone gets sick, people can get the same sickness multiple times and go through different medicines every time....   [tags: Medicine, 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 ]

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May The Government Fund The Traditional Medicine

- May the government fund the traditional medicine in Australia. Introduction Nowadays the health in over the world is becoming expensive, many countries have chosen prevention than treatments, looking that is a cheaper and effective way to treat and avoid illnesses. Also many people in over the globe look traditional and conventional medicine as millennial and cheapest way to treat their sicknesses. Is it a time that governments revised the public and private health structure to become more effectiveness, equitative, and in some way recover many useful health disciplines to improve the health of their population....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Ayurveda]

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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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Medical Medicine : A Type Of Genetic Memory

- Whole plant medicine consists of using whole plants in their natural form to treat living beings body, mind and spirit. Even though the past century has muted humans’ symbiotic relationship with nature, for animals that relationship remains innate and intact. Plants have always been allies with animals providing them with therapeutic medicine with little to no side effects. Plants cleanse, regulate and nourish the body through an unspoken intelligence. I know for some, especially those practicing allopathic Western medicine, it is hard to imagine that plants are intelligent beings....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Pharmacology]

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Is There Room For Traditional Medicine

- Is There Room for Traditional Aboriginal Medicine in Western Healthcare. Aboriginal people do not have the best healthcare within Western medicine. According to Park, Tjepkema, Goedhuis and Pennock, 2015 seventy percent of premature death among Aboriginal people could have been prevented with the use of education relating to prevention, timely and effective healthcare. The rates of chronic conditions like Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis is increasing in aboriginal Canadians than non-aboriginal Canadians (National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), 2011)....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Pharmacology, Health]

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Homeopathy Is Natural Form Of Medicine

- Homeopathy is natural form of medicine that has been around for over two hundred years. Homeopathy works by treating a symptom with the “principle of similars”.“We should imitate nature...a drug with power to provoke another, artificial disease, as similar as possible, and the former disease will be cured: fight like with like.” (Hahnerman) Homeopathy works by treating a symptom with the “principle of similars”. This means to give a substance that will elicit a healing response. Over the past couple of years, it has been discovered that conventional medicine has serious side effects which can harm a person’s health....   [tags: Homeopathy, Alternative medicine, Placebo]

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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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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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Herbal Remedies Vs Modern Medicine

- Herbal Remedies VS. Modern Medicine When you are sick you take medicine, but there are many remedies for the same problems. The use of herbal remedies traces back to the Chinese in the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well by a compiled book in China written back more than 2,000 years ago (Wachtel-Galor & Benzie, 2011). Modern medicine has roots that are more recent in the development and production of synthesize drugs (Wachtel-Galor & Benzie, 2011). The old generations took herbal remedies to improve their health, but now as time and people, progressed modern medicine comes on top....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Herbalism]

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Traditional Herbal Remedies For Modern Medicine

- In the course of human civilization and advancement, society continues to evolve and further itself throughout the years. A notable example of this notion is the advancements in the field of medicine, a field where advancements are constantly sought after. In contrast to its traditional roots of herbal remedies, modern medication utilizes chemicals and technology to treat many, if not all cases of an illness or disease; thus, society continues to further distance itself from its former connection to Mother Nature with “superior” modern medication taking the place of natural medicines....   [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Alternative 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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The Creative Destruction Of Medicine

- The Creative Destruction of Medicine is a book written by Eric Topol, who is a M.D. He is one of the most top citied researchers in medicine and was named Modern Healthcare’s #1 Most Influential Physician Executive in Healthcare in 2012 (Topol, 2012). This book explains how the future of medicine will change dramatically from what it what was then and how it is now. The book is split into three different parts. Part I is “Setting the Foundation” where it explains where the technology began and how it has changed in the modern day....   [tags: Technology, Medicine, Physician]

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Personal Statement For Study Medicine

- 1. Briefly describe the one clinical experience you have had that has most significantly influenced your decision to study medicine. Do not replicate your AMCAS personal statement. “No. Stop. That makes the pain worse. Have you found a doctor yet?” In the waiting room of a crowded and noisy hospital in China, the sound of English easily stood out. Shifting my eyes towards where the voices came from, I saw a young couple. She was clenching her stomach in pain and he was frantically looking around....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Medical school]

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Benefits Of Complimentary And Alternative Medicine

- BSTRACT In the face of rapid technological advancement and medicalization of lifestyle, is there space and need for alternative forms of medicine. The purpose of this research proposal is to focus on the advantages and benefits of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Taking Yoga as an example of CAM, its effects on anxiety disorders will be studied. Yoga is a program that integrates all the life aspects of mind, body, and spirit may allow participants to find greater improvements of overall well-being....   [tags: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychology, 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]

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Complementary And Alternative Medicine Branding

- Complementary & Alternative Medicine Branding Employers are continuing to face rising health benefit costs and are constantly looking for alternatives to control these escalating costs. Health benefit premiums continue to increase at a double digit pace for employers and employees (Poor, Ross & Tollen, 2004). This escalation is putting environmental pressures on all impacted stakeholders, including insurance and health care providers. Companies and insurance providers are squeezing this industry to get a handle on cost while still providing an appropriate level of care....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Brand, Health insurance]

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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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Medical Practitioners Today Call Holistic Medicine

- Throughout the course of documented history, people of innumerable cultures have put their faith in what medical practitioners today call holistic medicine. Holistic medicine involves a wide assortment of therapeutic viewpoints, methods, and treatments. It commonly refers to theories and ideas that are different than typical medical practices. Believers of holistic medicine put their methods and practices to use in a range of assorted ways. Holistic therapies that are used unaccompanied by traditional medical treatments are often referred to as alternative; when used in combination with other alternative therapies, or in addition to traditional therapies they are stated as complementary....   [tags: Medicine, Alternative medicine, Chiropractic]

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Western Medicine And Western Medical Practices

- Today immigrants who goes to doctors to receive Western medical treatment, it is almost like they are going to a repair shop. Under the Western medical practices, patients are treated merely as a machine infected with a virus. With Western medical practices, a patient outcome is view as either positive or negative from whether if the disease is cured. For the last 40 years, Western medicine has established its bioethics through the four principles: autonomy, non-malfeasance, beneficence, and justices ( Tsai )....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Anthropology, Illness]

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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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