scientific medicine

scientific medicine,

n a term used to describe the form of medicine derived from the Flexnerian reformation of medical education and the germ theory in the early 1900s.

Patient discussion about scientific medicine

Q. Have any forms of traditional Chinese medicine been scientifically proven to actually cure anything?

A. Traditional Chinese medicine is more about maintaining health and preventing illnesses, not curing illnesses. But many thousands of symptoms can be relieved with proven effectiveness by using Chinese herbs and/or acupressure massage therapy and/or acupuncture.

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Moreover, we have come to believe that most diseases, including previously hopeless conditions, can be prevented, cured, ameliorated, or controlled by scientific medicine, and that even those patients unlikely to benefit have a right to medical care.
It supports an indigenous form of homeopathic medicine over scientific medicine.
And, Diego Rivera's mural, The History of Medicine in Mexico (plate 397), powerfully displays the contemporary rift between scientific medicine and traditional approaches to healing.
The best part is that students and internists from less developed countries will have just as much access to scientific medicine research as those from developed countries.
At a time when scientific medicine is literally losing the war against quackery at every level, one finds that even academic medical faculties remain apathetic, and what was quackery or pseudoscience is now merely considered 'unconventional' or 'complementary'.
But as the authors note, in scientific medicine there is no such thing as "best evidence"; there is only information, and information is not the same as knowledge or wisdom.
The report not only emphasized on the need for integration of the clinical and basic medical sciences, it also laid the foundation for the recognition, growth and development of the various disciplines that make up scientific medicine.
Without a host of proper natural microbial bacteria in our digestive systems, our health may be degenerating into sickness and disease despite adopting modern scientific medicine, workout routines, and elaborate wellness efforts.
World War I has traditionally been viewed as having a positive impact on scientific medicine.
But like the technophobe and iPad enthusiast of today, he eagerly embraced scientific medicine as the new hope for tomorrow.
Acupuncture in the treatment of pain: An integrative approach' was a book that I eagerly awaited delivery of, anticipating scientific medicine principles integrated with acupuncture from a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and western acupuncture perspective.
He was reputed to be singularly free from superstition, and didn't believe in miraculous cures, which I suppose is why he's called (in the Western world) the "father of scientific medicine.

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