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    Arab medicine changed the west simply because it was the only “real” medicine that actually cured the sick for most of the eighth to eleventh century. Arab doctors set the standard for medicine that is still used today. While most of the west was in a state of spiritual stagnation, they focused more on a person’s soul than on what was ailing their body. Westerners were stuck in the idea that religious “touch” was all that was necessary to heal the sick and if it was “God’s will” the person would

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    Having family in Dominica I always hear how I should drink different varieties of bush tea in order to cure sicknesses. Majority of the islands and other countries use traditional Chinese medicines in order to cure sicknesses like the common cold the flu and other things. And I they need a major

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    Research Question: To what extent, if any, has traditional medicine in comparison to Bio-Medical practice, been incorporated to the health care delivery systems in Nigeria and how much promotion is given to the significance and efficacy of the practice of traditional medicine in curing same illness? Abstract: The practice of traditional medicine among the people of Nigeria in the Western region of Africa transcends the advent of Bio-Medicine and occupies a prominent position in the delivery of health

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    between Eastern and WEstern medicine for a long time. Eastern medicine is viewed by many people in the West as having no validity and makes little sense to those who view the body in parts and pieces. Eastern medicine has long viewed the body as mind, body, and spirit as one entity. To understand the ideas of Eastern and Western medicines the history of each has to be taken into consideration. “Very often when we think of the evolution of medicine, or as we refer to it as Western Medicine, we think as

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    Zarsuelo May 7, 2015 Position Paper: Western Medicine versus Traditional Medicine The Limitations of Traditional Medicine from the Needs of the Society In this time of modern technologies, we have found new ways of treating and curing disease. However, traditional medicine that was derived from old cultures is still available. Some people still prefer this kind of method, but some stick to conventional one which is the western medicine. Western medicine is related to scientific method and emphasize

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    Traditional Medicine Versus Western Medicine From an Indigenous person of Canada’s perspective, there is more to healing someone from an illness than focusing only on the body. They believe that there must also be a focus on the individual’s spirituality (Keightley et al., 2011, p. 240). A doctor, who practices modern western medicine, places their focus on the physical body and follow a specific scientific process that depends on the illness being cured (Keightley et al., 2011, p. 241). These different

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    that one cannot understand Traditional Chinese Medicine by trying to explain it in Western scientific or medical terms. The ancient Chinese physicians developed a system of medicine that has survived for over three thousand years. Chinese medicine is complete within itself but that it is based on physiological concepts, theories regarding cause of disease, methods of diagnosis, and principles of treatment that are completely different from the western way of viewing the body. One way to understand

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    treatment? For the last 40 years, Western medicines has been drawn its bioethics through the four principles: autonomy, non-malfeasance, beneficence, and justices. In other words, a medical provider has to respect a patient’s decision, while also making sure he or she receives the most benefits and the least harms from the medical treatment. While Western medicine has developed with four sets of principles to treating a patient’s diseases, Western medicine is systemically flawed by not recognizing

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    treatment? For the last 40 years, Western medicine has established its bioethics through the four principles: autonomy, non-malfeasance, beneficence, and justices. In other words, a medical provider has to respect a patient’s decision, while also making sure he or she receives the most benefits and the least harms from the medical treatment. While Western medicine has developed with four sets of principles for treating a patient’s disease, Western medicine is systemically flawed by not recognizing

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    Kendall Duncan Writing 150 Health and Healing Professor Wayland Smith September 12, 2015 Overuse of Autonomy in Western Medicine Within the United States, western medicine is widely accepted in the medical world, however, some cultural and religious beliefs cause opposition when the proposed treatment conflicts with their personal views. Although creating a balance between autonomy and paternalism seems to be the ideal approach to insuring the most successful outcomes, physicians can

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