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Holistic doctors vs. regular doctors

  1. definitions profile image60
    definitionsposted 4 years ago

    Holistic doctors vs. regular doctors

    Which do you prefer?

  2. CZCZCZ profile image85
    CZCZCZposted 4 years ago

    There is benefits to listening to both paths of treating health related issues.  Some holistic doctors are really good at pointing out the root causes of health problems and help fix a persons ails through good eating, exercise, and other simple remedies, while certain health issues do require modern medicine to intervene.

    1. definitions profile image60
      definitionsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That seems logical, that both types of doctor have specific expertise to contribute and therefore both are warranted.  Thank you, CZCZCZ.

  3. WalterPoon profile image80
    WalterPoonposted 4 years ago

    I agree with Czczcz in that we need both. To me, I think that holistic doctors are better for health maintenance, but not so good when you are already sick and requires urgent attention.

    1. definitions profile image60
      definitionsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  And also, holistic doctors are good for prevention of maladies but that regular doctors help treat things more on the spot as they occur.  Thank you, WalterPoon.

  4. stanwshura profile image74
    stanwshuraposted 4 years ago

    To me, it's the degreed mainstream M.D. all the way.  They are up on the latest research, practice (and I know I'm gonna catch flack for this, but I'm just trying ro be honest about where I'm coming from...) real medicine that requires very specific knowledge and constant honing.  It deals with the real tangible self. 

    When your body is sick, you see an MD.  When your brain is sick, you see a psychiatrist, a neurologist or even a neurosurgeon.  When your mind and mood are disoredered, again, you see a psychiatrist and/or a therapist.

    I just have a hard time, and I'm not very patient with, ideas that tout the healing power of this tree root or that meditative technique.  If it can't help an acutely ill person, it just isn't real medicine to me.

    1. ChristinS profile image96
      ChristinSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      plenty of other cultures with better health track records than us use a lot of holistic medicine combined with western medicine. Look at Japanese medicine for example.  Natural medicine has been around thousands of years.

    2. definitions profile image60
      definitionsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, there are different approached available to us, and thankfully in the West we can choose, but certainly it is reassuring to have those credentials when receiving an operation or major procedure.  Thank you, stanwshura smile

  5. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    Both have their place, but I believe modern medicine is more about profits and chasing symptoms than it is about cures.  I would take modern surgery of course any day over setting a bone myself for example wink but I think too many people get pills for everything under the sun instead of living a healthy lifestyle and focusing on good health and preventative maintenance.  Look at our current epidemics of obesity, type II diabetes etc in the US, most all of it brought on by lifestyle choices and a lack of any true nutritional education.  Most people are shocked to know that MD's receive little to no education on nutrition - yet they are who people turn to for health issues.  Seek a nutritionist to get healthy before the doctor.  Only if natural measures don't work seek a physician for medicine.  Each has its place, but natural is preferable.

    1. definitions profile image60
      definitionsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that natural therapies are time-tested, and that too much focus on non-holistic therapies is to peoples' detriment.  Well put, ChristinS smile

 
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