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Stephanie Mellor
(319) 369-9690
1350 Blairs Ferry Road
Hiawatha, IA
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Ob-Gyn Associates Pc
(319) 368-5500
855 A Ave NE Ste 200
Cedar Rapids, IA

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(515) 226-0112
119 19th Street+ Suite 106
West Des Moines, IA
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(319) 470-2305
2947 Four Seasons
Ft. Madison, IA
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(319) 369-9690
1350 Blairs Ferry Road
Hiawatha, IA
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(319) 368-5500
855 A Ave NE Ste 200
Cedar Rapids, IA

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2531 Forest Drive
Des Moines, IA
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(515) 327-0046
1454 30th Street+ Suite 109
West Des Moines, IA
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(515) 277-4860
2901 86th Street
Urbandale, IA
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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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