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18 Biggest Problems with Modern Medicine

10. We treat the disease, not the patient.

11. There is a reliance on numbers and tests rather than how the patient is feeling and what is found on examination.

12. We donít take into account the importance of diet and lifestyle on health. How could we? We get a total of 6-8 hours of nutrition lectures in medical school.

13. We donít recognize or understand the correct use of supplements to optimize health.

14. We donít recognize the importance of toxicity on our bodies nor know how to boost the bodyís own detoxification systems.

15. The Doctor patient relationship is not emphasized and the role of the patient as a partner in their own health care not encouraged.

16. The placebo has a negative connotation and ignored. The placebo is really the body healing itself and should be encouraged.

17. The Drug Industry is too enmeshed in the medical system The Pharmaceutical Industry has WAY TOO MUCH power and is ďbribingĒ Doctors to use their drugs and researchers to produce positive results for their drugs.

18. More than 80 percent of all medical treatments used have been untested by rigorous peer reviewed study, yet the Medical establishment insists that alternative health treatments must undergo these before they can be used. The system of evaluation needs to be changed.

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4:52AM PDT on Jul 24, 2015

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9:21AM PST on Jan 23, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

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.

4:08PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012


9:10AM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

Good article...

5:05PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012


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