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Kelly Matthews
(202) 234-7227
2913 Georgia Ave.+ NW
Washington, DC
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(202) 635-2986
2111 Rhode Island Ave. NE
Washington, DC
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Xavier Rivera
(202) 445-4940
3240 Jones Ct. NW
Washington, DC
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Cathlene Scoblionko
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Avenue+ Northwest+ #402
Washington, DC
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Iya Osae
202-332-3100+ 202-666-07690
5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW+ Ste. 402
Washington, DC
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Martina Washington
(202) 544-9595
426 8th St.+ SE 2nd Floor
Washington, DC
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(202) 607-8184
3240 Jones Court NW
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Tracy Freeman
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Avenue+ Northwest+ #402
Washington, DC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW+ Ste. 402
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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5620 St. Barnabus Rd.+ Ste. 200
Oxon Hill, MD
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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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