If the Copyright Clearance Center cannot grant permission, you may request permission from our Copyrights & Permissions Manager (use Contact Information listed below). Hippocrates (c. 460-377 BC), a Greek physician commonly referred to as the Father of Medicine, practiced herbal medicine. Integrative medicine is as important as medical anthropology and medical ethics in providing conceptual frameworks for a cultural competence curriculum that promotes cultural tolerance, respect, and humility. Perhaps the most prevalent alternative treatment STAT found on offer is acupuncture.
Colonic irrigation, vitamin and mineral supplements, detoxification, proper diet and exercise, and a mariad of other holistic therapies are almost always used to bring about natural healing through naturopathic medicine therapy. This ancient alternative healing system has been practiced in India for many years although there is now a tendency towards western style medicine in the main cities. The salary range for alternative medicine practitioners can be wide because different careers require different levels of education. Alternative medical systems incorporate many of the different practices listed above into their treatments.
Naturopathic medicine emphasises healthy environments and is part of a belief that the natural body is one with the Divine on a cosmological viewpoint. However, because integrative medicine is a relatively young ?eld, few established medical educators are currently trained in the principles and practice of this emerging approach. Alternative practices instead prefer to strengthen the body’s natural defenses, thereby addressing both the present ailment and any possible future occurrences. The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.
Anxiety disorder is the most prevalent mental health issue in many western countries and using herbal medicine for anxiety has attracted much attention in recent times. However, because patients receiving alternative medicine were more likely to be younger, more affluent, more well-educated, and less burdened with comorbidities, this would not likely account for the observed survival differences. These alternative forms of treatment and medicine relief this stress and tension that people bring on themselves.
Academic integrative medicine physicians are needed to help teach the critical thinking and communication skills needed to undertake joint doctor-patient clinical decision making under conditions of uncertainty. As a cultural anthropology student with a minor in health promotion studies (specifically titled Cultural Competence in Medicine), I will explore health issues from both the sociocultural perspective as well as from a medical perspective.