traditional medicine


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

traditional medicine

Alternative medicine
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 medicine
Mainstream (Western) medicine, see there.

traditional medicine

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.

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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_herbology

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Already, there is a growing market for traditional medicine, and this has increased the number of licensing applications received by the Traditional Medicine Practice Council (TMPC) on a daily basis.
He called on the traditional medicine practitioners to aim at providing exceptional health care by adopting wide team-based culture, in which certain values and principles were shared and transparently communicated among themselves.
The director of university hospitals in the Chinese National Health Commission mentioned that the potential center would specialize in traditional medicine in its three dimensions: treatment, training, and scientific research.
He said that international communications will help Ardakan Traditional Medicine Faculty be selected as the colleague center with World Health Organization (WHO) in the field of traditional medicine.
Leading provider of traditional treatment solutions, Tam Minh Duong Traditional Medicine Clinic, launches the Cao tieu tri An Tri Nam for treating internal and external hemorrhoids
Revers offers 11 well-written and exhaustively researched chapters to reveal the knowledge and teachings of traditional medicine and she reveals how traditional medicine can be integrated into and/or supported by modern medicine.
"This training will be the first step towards achieving our goal of integrating traditional and complementary health care into the primary health care delivery system at the same time upholding our country's traditional medicine heritage," said Regional Director Eduardo Janairo.
The traditional medicine however failed miserably, forcing her family to rush her to hospital.
Iqbal Choudhary said that both the institutions aimed to promote co-operation in the fields of traditional medicine, treatment technology and traditional Chinese medicine research etc..
But shops like hers are dying out--with some 200 closing their doors every year--even though traditional medicine remains wildly popular in Taiwan.
Wildlife advocates fear it could be short-lived: President Zi Jinping is a big supporter of the traditional medicine industry in China.

Full browser ?