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18 Biggest Problems with Modern Medicine

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18 Biggest Problems with Modern Medicine

What are the biggest problems you see with the way Medicine is practiced today? Here is my list, I am sure there are more:

1. Modern Western Medicine is based on a narrow “scientific” model, and arrogantly ignores and rejects therapies and entire medical systems that don’t fit this model.

2. Doctors are trained in hospitals in “crisis care” medicine, not to take care of the “walking wounded,” which is the majority of people. They need to be trained to take of the “walking wounded” as well.

3. Instead of treating the underlying causes or imbalances, Doctors often merely manage symptoms.

4. Symptoms are seen as something to be suppressed rather than a pointer to some underlying imbalance.

5. Doctors see the human body as a machine with separate parts that can be treated independently rather than as an integrated whole. In addition the mind and body are also seen as separate independent entities and emotions are often ignored.

6. Man is not seen as part of nature, and how what happens in nature effects humans.

7. We look for a magic bullet instead of all the possible factors that make up the total load which are causing the underlying imbalance. There is no understanding of the total load.

8. No belief that the body has a self-healing capacity and no ways to boost that capacity.

9. Everyone with the same disease gets treated the same way, patient uniqueness ignored.

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9:21AM PST on Jan 23, 2015

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9:17AM PST on Jan 23, 2015

This is very opinionated. Its a good article but if there were more facts behind it, I would have liked it a lot more.

12:53PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Yes. Most doctors don't understand the basic scientific research methodology that their practice is based on.

5:25PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

It took years for my Dr to take charge of learning a bit

2:59PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

This is a great list. It's a shame that in the two years since this was posted, there hasn't been much progress. Dr. Alan Christianson, an alternative healthcare practitioner lays out some additional reasons why western medicine leaves a lot to be desired. Check it out here:

4:54AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

let's see some improvement then to the medical industry. it is a question of time and ethics that the industry has forgotten to address.

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