The Modern Medicine Of Medicine

1756 Words Mar 13th, 2015 8 Pages
Voltaire once said, “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” (Humor and Health). With increasing amounts of new modern diseases and maladies, researchers are all scrambling to come up with vaccines, treatments, and cures to maintain and restore societies’ health through prevention and treatments. Along with modern medicine, there were many advancements starting from prehistoric times leading to the groundbreaking and innovative researches. In the art of healing there are various types of medicine to complement scientific research because conventional medicine is no longer the sole type of medicine. Between two styles of medicine, applying both conventional and holistic styles would provide the most successful outcome and should be the primary approach because there are more medical options that reciprocate the best outlook.
Supported by prominent figures like Socrates, Plato and especially Hippocrates, a holistic approach was primarily used throughout that time period and currently. Referring to a form of healing, holistic medicine “focuses on how the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of a person are interconnected” (Holistic Medicine). Based on the word “holism”, which means to be whole, holistic medicine’s primary goal is to gain or maintain a proper balance in life. Common in areas such as Asia, holistic medicine is a part of a broader subject of complementary and alternative medicine also known as CAM.…
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