Allopathic Medicine (Allopathy) Athens AL

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Linda Jarvis
(256) 837-3448
1489 Slaughter Rd.
Madison, AL
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Athens Fence & Decks
(256) 233-2626
13100 USHighway 31
Athens, AL
C V S/ Pharmacy
(256) 233-2417
215 Highway 31 So
Athens, AL
Chirocare of Athens
(256) 216-1006
1221 Kelli Drive
Athens, AL
Firstcare Chiropractic Christopher H Stewart District Of Columbia
(256) 774-7775
8075 Madison Boulevard
Madison, AL
Dantera Salon & Day Spa Inc
(256) 233-3663
602 South Jefferson Street
Athens, AL
Athens Chiropractic PC
(256) 233-7776
129 USHighway 31 South
Athens, AL
Alabama Valley Chiropractic
(256) 232-1935
302 Crestview Street
Athens, AL
Back Care Plus Inc
(256) 772-2370
34 Hughes Road Suite C
Madison, AL
Alternative Medicine Center for Wellness
(256) 722-0555
1230 Slaughter Road
Madison, AL
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Allopathic Medicine (Allopathy)

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

Allopathic medicine and allopathy (from Greek á¼?λλος, állos, other, different + πάϑος, páthos, suffering) are terms coined by alternative medicineSamuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy to describe the traditional western medicine approach to medicine: working to relieve disease symptoms rather than attack disease causes. Generally, allopathic medicine refers to "the broad category of medical practice that is sometimes called Western medicine, biomedicine, scientific medicine, or modern medicine"


Allopathic Medicine and Allopathy Modern Definition

Webster’s dictionary defines allopathic as, “relating to or being a system of medicine that aims to combat disease by using remedies (as drugs or surgery) which produce effects that are different from or incompatible with those of the disease being treated”.

In general, allopathic medicine treats illness with drugs that will reverse the symptom a patient is experiencing. For example, if a patient has a headache, medications are used to stop the headache pain.

Allopathic medicine and allopathy are often terms for regular medicine in a context of traditional medicine such as Ayurveda, as well as in a context of complementary and alternative medicine such as homeopathy However, many aspects of traditional medicine systems such as Traditional Chinese medicine or Ayurveda are allopathic in that they act by working to abate patients symptoms.  

Allopathic medicine, or allopathy, is the most common approach to medical treatment across the world, although alternative approaches are increasing in popularity. 

Allopathic Medicine Critics

Critics to this approach believe that allopathic medicine does not address the cause of an illness and by this nature does not serve a patient's b...

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