One of the most frustrating and helpless feelings as a parent comes when your child is sick and blatantly refuses to take the medicine that you know will help make her better. New medical breakthroughs included the discovery of penicillin, cortisone (a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine), streptomycin (a powerful antibiotic that is effective in treating tuberculosis), insulin (to treat diabetes) and chlorpromazine (an anti-psychotic that controls schizophrenia). Conservation medicine studies the relationship between human and animal health, and environmental conditions. I later shadowed an urgent care pediatrician, where I observed patient doctor relationships and attempts, or lack thereof, of an empathetic approach to medicine.
Alternative medicine centers on healing the mind, body and soul, instead of focusing on healing one major illness like pharmaceutical medicines do. This holistic solution is one reason why alternative herbal medicine is rapidly gaining popularity. The Tibetan system of medicine has roots in medical practices over … Read more