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Kathi Fentress
703-644-4325 or 571-722-4971
6116 Rolling Road+ Suite 306B
Springfield, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Valerie Sargent
(703) 615-2220
Burke, VA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Margaret Gennaro
(703) 865-5692
10560 Main Street+ Suite PH-1+ 6th Floor
Fairfax, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Patricia Stranahan
(703) 938-4868
243 Church St.+ Suite 100-D
Vienna, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jeanne Shiffman
(703) 671-2700
1225 Martha Curtis Drive+ Suite C-1
Alexandria, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Emmanuel Asenso
703-822-7471 / 703-599-9035
6130 Wicklow Dr.
Burke, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ellen LaBelle
(301) 529-9190
3514 Duff Drive
falls Church, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Ginger Joy
(703) 470-2057
Fairfax, VA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Meredith Heinemeier
(703) 533-2153
300 N. Washington St.+ Suite 304
Falls Church, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Marie Steinmetz
(703) 671-2700
1225 Martha Custis Drive+ Suite C-1
Alexandria, VA
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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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