The origin of conventional medicine can be traced back to Rene Descartes, a famous scientist and philosopher who was known for his rationalistic worldview. He believed in the separation of mind and body, which eventually led to the specialized fields that now comprise conventional medicine.
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Each specialty focuses on a branch of medicine and the organ it treats, paying little attention to how these parts are connected and the relationship between them.
Conventional medicine focuses on understanding and correcting the underlying problems that are causing your symptoms. While often effective, it is criticized for treating the disease and not the person.
Guiding Principles of Conventional medicine include:
- Embracing synthetic and toxic measures as effective treatment options – The belief is that the toxins will kill the infectious disease
- Treating the symptoms through drugs and surgical procedures to eliminate physical symptoms
- Diagnosis and prescribed treatment comes from the physician
- Care provided is considered successful by the reduction or absence of symptoms over quality of life
Treatments & Therapies
The main treatment types in conventional medicine are drugs, surgery and radiation. Diagnostic tests like x-rays, CT scans, EEGs, EKGs, and blood tests are used to reveal the presence of disease even before a patient experiences symptoms. These diagnostic tests can and have saved lives.
Antibiotics and vaccines are also considered conventional medical techniques. Antibiotics are used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. They can kill or prevent the growth of bacteria. Vaccines have aided in the extinction of various deadly diseases. Vaccines provide active acquired immunity to a particular disease.
Conventional techniques are also used to set bones, prevent hemorrhages, and restore a person’s appearance through plastic surgery.
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At Dayton Dandes Medical Center we believe in utilizing conventional medical techniques, and combining them with alternative therapies to provide our patients with a complete approach to treatment. Contact us to learn more and schedule your appointment today.