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Elizabeth Marcano-Pucillo
(781) 329-3800
640 Washington St.
Dedham, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Kate Leighton
(617) 266-0112
1652 Beacon Street+ Washington Square
Brookline, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Rebecca Martinez
(617) 787-5040
214 Market St.
Brighton, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michelle Dossett
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Katherine Gergen Barnett
(617) 414-2080
850 Harrison Avenue+ Yawkey ACC-2
Boston, MA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Joya Baynes
(617) 710-1337
777 Concord Ave+ Suite 301
Cambridge, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Donna Behrle
(617) 787-5040
214 Market St.
Brighton, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Mark Levin
(617) 779-8765
Brighton, MA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Melanie Lewis
(617) 787-5040
214 Market St.
Brighton, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jacqueline Wattimo
(857) 919-3462
1 Broadway - 14th floor
Cambridge, MA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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