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Any system of healthcare that has ancient roots, cultural bonds, trained healers and a theoretical construct; traditional systems include ayurvedic medicine, ethnomedicine, shamanism and traditional Chinese medicine.
Mainstream (Western) medicine, see there.
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1. Any system of health care that has ancient roots, cultural bonds, trained healers, and a theoretical construct; traditional systems include ayurvedic medicine, ethnomedicine, shamanism, traditional Chinese medicine.
2. Mainstream medicine, see there.
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Patient discussion about traditional medicine
Q. How effective are the traditional medicines?
A. I agree, chinese medicine is more about preventing- having the person totaly healthy at all times and not only curing the disease.
Q. What medicines are considered to be traditional chinese? and what are the most common ones and for what propose ?
A. there is a long long list of Chinese herbs and their functions. i must say i'm not an expert and haven't tried all of them but some of them are probably not as affective as western medicine and some of them are better. here is a list of some of the most common ones:
Q. What is the medical sense behind Chinese Medicine? and traditional treatments?
A. it's trial and error of thousands of years. not always true but some times even more effective then western medicine. the best idea is to combine them both. at least that's my opinion.More discussions about traditional medicine
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