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South Asia: Medicine

Alternate Medicine

Author: K.B. Nangia
Order No. 51151
ISBN: 8176483370
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: APH
Pub Year: 2002
Pages: 386
Language: English

These are two systems of medicine-the modern western system of medicine (Allopathy) and the traditional systems of medicine which are also called 'alternative systems' like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Acupressure, and the more recent systems like Pranic Healing, Reiki, Magnet therapy etc. Although Allopathy ranks above the other systems, it does not provide answer to many diseases which are chronic in nature, where the mechanism of the disease is not clearly known or worked out. It is comfortable with treating diseases only when it can show a direct, linear cause and effect relationship. This explains the growing disenchantment with Allopathy and growing popularity of other systems of medicine which have a more holistic approach to treating illnesses. They take into account basic elements of health namely.





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