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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What are theAdvantages orDisadvantagesof TraditionalMedicine? "Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness."(Qi) First what is traditional Medicine? Advantages Disadvantages Traditional Medicine can be used to treat conditions like: Asthma, eczema, arthritis, migraine, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and other ailments (Ehrlich) Herbal Medicine Is more personalized, and the healersfocus equally on the person as with the disease (Whan-Woo) In some cases herbal Medicine can be used to treat diseases justas effectively as WesternMedicine, but with less adverseside-effects (Whan-Woo) In many cases Traditional Medicine is less expensive than western medicine (Pande, 1) Traditional Medicine is not checked with as much scrutiny as Western Medicine by the U.S. government(Elrich, 1) Tradtional Medicine also had adverse side-effects: "High doses of Tumeric can lead to abortions, high doses ofginger can lead to heart burn (Pande, 2) The Market is flooded with Traditonal Medicine that does not always work as well asadvertised (Pande, 2) Elrich. "Traditional and Complementary Medicine." WHO. WHO, 2012. Web. 26 Nov. 2014 Qi, Steven. "Herbal Medicine." University of Maryland Medical Center. UMM, 2011. Web. 23 Nov. 2014. Pande, Rachel. "Mad Rush Herbal Products" Africa News Service Whan-Woo, Yi. "Western Doctor promotes Oriental Medicine.The Korea Times, Nov 5, 2014
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