The Shortcomings Of Allopathy In The Western Medical Paradigm

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The Shortcomings of Allopathy

In the Western Medical Paradigm, the average doctor practices on the philosophy that medical conditions (such as cancer and arthritis) are independent of their hosts, and that by designing a controlled therapy or prescribing the right pill, he can provide relief or yield an effective cure for his patients. Essentially, "Western" or Allopathic medicine is focused on targeting the disease or injury rather than building a strong foundation of health for the patient.

Aside from being potentially dangerous, this ideology is faulty for two main reasons; it gives life and character to the patients' affliction, thereby failing to address biochemical individuality (and possibly scaring the patient into worse health,) and it fails to acknowledge that the human body functions as a series of complicated systems, all of which
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