Chiropractic Vs Biomedical Model Similarities

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Today, the medical world recognizes two tips of medicine, the conventional medicine known as Western and the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Although, they are by logic completely opposites in practice the have some similarities. The first one, is accepted in most of the advance countries. Though, the second one is having a lot of attention not just from de common people but from the biomedical system as part of their usual treatments. That is why the differences and similarities between Chiropractic as part of the CAM world and the Biomedical Model are getting smaller and closer together. Chiropractic is a system of treating disease by manipulation of the vertebral column. Chiropractic is based on the theory that most diseases are caused by pressure on the nerves because of faulty alignment of the spine. Therefore, nerves are blocked from transmitting to various organs of the body the neural impulses for proper functioning. Meanwhile, Western medicine has not accepted this theory as a scientific fact yet has accepted it as a complementary treatment for certain back conditions to ease the pain. To illustrate some of the differences/similarities between Chiropractic and the Biomedical Model, there is the need to point out the way each system treats the disease. The…show more content…
At the same time, Chiropractors are using more technology to make the treatment more accurate. The biomedical model is evolving and considering the patient as a whole instead as just as a machine that has to be fixed. Chiropractic and other alternative medicine are accepting new technology and discoveries to explain and make their therapies more accurate. At the end, the use of both systems are making medicine more efficient and complete for patients around the

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