The Pros And Cons Of Alternative Medicine

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Prior to the rise in research of scientifically based medicine during the 19th century, practitioners prescribed herbal remedies regularly. Pharmaceutical scientists developed new forms of drugs that were believed to be more effective than most naturopathic remedies. More patients were relying on these new medical products since many had been proven effective. By the late 20th century, multiple CAM therapies had still not been explored and examined in clinical trials, unlike majority of other newly discovered medical devices. Conventional doctors and practitioners typically use forms of alternative medicine in manner that’s complementary to the standard medical system. unfortunately, the alternative health care system is being negatively impacted by modern day practitioners. First, alternative medicine is becoming less traditional and more evidence based. Second, conventional practitioners have changed or incorporated forms of alternative medicine …show more content…
First, there is no longer a holistic approach or spiritual background in the alternative medicine system. Conventional doctors do not believe in theories and demand scientific evidence. The religious background of traditional procedures have been forgotten. Second, conventional practitioners have changed and incorporated traditional medicine treatments into their practices. Physicians have changed the ways of traditional medicine, when incorporating into the standard healthcare system. Finally, complementary and alternative medicine is not supported by conventional practitioners. The constant debate of whether conventional medicine is better than traditional medicine continues today. Alternative medicine is not taught widely in medical schools or reimbursed by certain insurance companies. Cultures may treat these illnesses differently, but that does not mean one is more effective than the

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