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Herbal Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine

Theory of Knowledge Summative Presentation 2013
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Prtha Kudesia

on 14 June 2013

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Herbal Medicine vs. Conventional Drugs
To what extent should one put their faith in herbal medicines?
Advantages of Herbal Medicine
Advantages of Conventional Medicine
Provides full attention to the patient as the doctor or therapist is able to fully dedicate himself or herself to the patient and it helps in the healing process
There exist many conditions that indispensably require conventional treatment(s)
Disadvantages of Herbal Medicine
Would not be able to treat serious trauma, such as a broken leg
Would not able to heal appendicitis or a heart attack as effectively as conventional drugs would using modern diagnostic tests, surgery, and drugs.
Disadvantages of Convectional Medicine
Many side effects that seem to sometimes harm patients more than it helps them
May be hard to afford; rising cost
These drugs are made in labs, rather than by nature, they are given a stamp of approval even when their side effects may harm people
Conclusion Derived
More closely related to our body structure because we are composed of nature
Do not alter hormone balance, change chemical levels in the brain or trick your body
Conventional Medicine: conditions that indispensably require conventional treatment(s)
Herbal Medicine: More closely related to our body structure because we are composed of nature
Herbal Medicine: Does not alter hormone balance, change chemical levels in the brain or trick your body
Comparing the two options
Herbal and NaturalRemedy
Conventional Medicine and Drugs
Sources
http://www.herbalremedypro.com/herbsvsdrugs.htm
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/herbal-medicine-000351.htm
http://herbalmagic.ca/
http://herbs.lovetoknow.com/Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Herbal_Medicine
http://www.turks.us/article.php?story=TheProsAndConsOfHerbalRemedies
http://www.ask.com/question/what-are-the-advantages-of-conventional-medicine
http://www.ask.com/question/what-are-the-advantages-of-conventional-medicine
http://drdesireejones.com/category/conventional-medicine
http://voices.yahoo.com/benefits-alternative-medicine-over-conventional-3700602.html?cat=5
1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10548138
http://ezinearticles.com/?Alternative-and-Conventional-Medicine-and-What-You-Need-to-Know&id=2542955
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