Medicine In Traditional Chinese Medicine
the oldest health care system in the world. TCM practitioners use a combination of herb
medicine and various practice to treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions.
TCM is a "complex system" that based their belief on "the universe and the natural world
(National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 2013). Approximately 80%
of people use herbal component as their primary healthcare, according to World Health
Organization (WHO). However, there is still concern about the "safety and efficacy" of
herbal use. The purpose of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the quality of
service that is delivered through …show more content…
The TCM approach is
different than that of Western medicine. In TCM, the understanding is based on "the
universe and the natural world", and treatment is based on the "diagnosis and
differentiation of syndromes" (NCCIH, 2013). Therefore, those individuals who have
the same disease, may have different treatment, while those with "different diseases can
result in the same syndrome with similar treatment" (NCCIH, 2013).
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
defines CAM as "a group of diverse medical and health care interventions, practices,
products, or disciplines that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine"
(NCCIH, 2015). The boundaries between CAM and conventional medicine are constantly
changing, and certain CAM may become accepted within conventional medical practice
(NCCAM, 2010). Some CAM practices may fit into one or more category. The natural
product of CAM include a "variety of herbal medicines, vitamins, minerals, and other
natural products" (NCCAM, 2010). Many CAM products are available over the counter.
Other natural products include probiotics, which are live microorganism that are …show more content…
The treatment for Alzheimer 's patients have changed over the years. The goal once
was to provide palliative care to the patient. Now, we maintain the best quality of care
during each stage of this devastating disease. There are several reason for this. First, the
new medication that are being offer. Although there is no cure, these new medication
help slow the progress of this disease. This allow more elderly to remain independent at
home rather than being place in a long term care facility. This make a whole of different
to the patients as well as their families (Howe, 2006).
According to studies, patients who experience early sign of memory loss, are at risk of
developing this disease later in life. However, the advancement in technology, allow
health care provider to make early diagnosis by using equipment such as neuroimaging.
This allow the patient to have early access to available medications. Some studies
suggest, that most people want to be tested early to receive the proper treatment. These
patients may also benefit from depression treatment (Howe,