While Chinese medicinal beliefs have their upsides, they also have their downsides. Concerning traditional Chinese medicine, specifically with Chinese herbal medicine, my family holds too many expectations. They believe almost anything can be fixed with Chinese herbal medicine, but in some cases, is untrue. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, some herbal medicines are marketed in the United States are marketed as dietary supplements, where FDA regulations are less stringent and strict. Therefore, some Chinese herbal products may be unsafe.
The dominant model used in medicine is the biomedical approach. This approach assumes that illness is due to deviation of biological norm. Because this model approaches illness in a reductionist way a new model by Engel in 1997 was proposed- The biopsychosocial model- where biological, psychological, social factors are all taken into consideration. This report will compare both biomedical and biopsychosocial model in relation to medicine. The traditional line of attack to medicine has always been the biomedical approach which is a model that excludes psychological and social factors when it comes to understanding the patient’s illness.
Yin and Yang is a main concept in TCM, an unhealthy state is an indication of imbalance between the Yin and the Yang of the body. Whereas, Qi is referred as the life force, any intervention of the flow of Qi in our body such as Qi deficiency or Qi stagnation, results in sickness. Therefore by restoring the balance through acupuncture, the body’s health condition can thus be improved. Acupuncture is not only proven on the level of concepts in TCM, its functions are also proven empirically. The following are several examples concerning pain
She is a diagnosed patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus for last 10 years and was taking oral metformin for the control. Her glycemic control was not satisfactory and she was told that her renal functions were slightly impaired since last year. Latest creatinine clearance done 3 months back was 60 mg/dl/min. Physical examination revealed a mild hypoxia and tachypnea with mild respiratory distress. Her vital signs were; temperature - 103.7 0F, pulse rate - 126/min, respiratory rate - 28/min, blood pressure - 139/82mmHg and SpO2 of 81% on room air.
There is a very typical decision for a cancer patient to decide the treatment for cancer because chemotherapy and radiotherapy is having lot of side effects while homeopathy dosen’t have any this type of side effects (25). 1.3 Natropathy: Natropathy is a treatment system which prevented or treated diseases without any conventional medicines but with the help of various technique like control of diet, massage, exercise, movement, nutrition and manipulation of body.. Natropathy advise natural therapies that can enhance the effectiveness of conventional medication, improve the immune system, and can slow the tumor growth. Natropathy also reduce the chances of insulin and inflammation resistance due to the conventional medication (30). The basic of Natropathy is its belief that body will recover, repair and relief from the problem when simply a healthy enviroment is created inside the body. Natropathy is having lot of medication such as mistletoe, red clover, saw palmetto, wheat grass and flax seed oil, project with other complementary medicine (Bazrrie R. Cassileth and Gary Deng.,
Hence, evaluation of its toxicity on animal model is of paramount importance (Mirhadi et al, 2011). Likewise, determining the extent of tissue damage and safe dosage of the herbal medicine is also very important as it can help to set up a strategy during adverse effects. Thus appropriate use of herbal medicines has been encouraged until it is proven to be safe and effective. Only a few of the herbal medicines have withstood the scientific testing but others have been simply used for traditional reasons to protect, restore or improve health. Most of the herbal medicines still needs to be studied in a scientific manner but the knowledge and experience obtained from them by their traditional use should not be overlooked (WHO Manila,
Article 31(f) used to be read to prohibit the manufacture of generics in third world countries for exporting to countries which were experiencing a health crisis. It essentially resulted in countries lacking indigenous pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity could not effectively access
Some of the authors claim that Medical Pluralism implies the choice of the people, but I would like to view medical pluralism as not the choice of the patients rather the lack of resources and practitioners in the biomedicine. After 1960s Health has become one of the important concerns all over the world. One of the important mottos of the Alma ata conference which was conducted in 1978 was ‘Health for all by 2000’. Thus health became one of the major socio economic issue and being treated as the basic human right. But there were limited resources in terms of availability and accessibility
Medicine is an art or a science It has several meanings. It could be used as an alternative word to drug and most of the simple-minded people look at it as just science, biology to be specific. Medicine can be defined as the practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. It could be also the study of human structure and function to be able to save the organisms life. But medicine is so much more than that.
Some people may think that doctor’s translations are more acceptable than medical translators. But, the researcher thinks that it is not necessary to be a doctor if you want to translate any medical text .As a result, the translators who have a good knowledge in medical field can produce a creative translation Marla O’Neill has the same opinion, she said: “Good medical translation can be done by both medical professionals and medically knowledgeable linguists; but in both cases, love for language, an ear for style, a willingness to pursue arcane terminology, and caring enough to get it exactly right are the keys to true success.” (Montalt and Davies, 2007) So no one is better than other the doctor has more knowledge, but the translator has knowledge in linguistic skills beside the good knowledge of the medical field. 2.3. Medical Terminology: Learning medical terminology is very much like learning a foreign language. You begin by studying the rules of the language, progress to learning words, move on to putting the words together to form sentences, and finally, develop the ability to