Traditional medicine refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs that incorporate plant-, animal- and mineral-based drugs, spiritual therapies, techniques and manual exercises, applied individually or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent disease or maintain well-being. Chinese medicine and Western medicine can target the same molecule or the same pathways to cure diseases. Some traditional medicine systems are supported by huge volumes of literature and records of theoretical concepts and practical skills; others are transmitted from generation to generation through verbal teaching. The best approach is a combination therapy that uses Western medicine to relieve current symptoms and Chinese medicine simultaneously to address the root cause of the disease and prevent the recurrence of the disease.
This study obtains information on the use of herbal medicine in Germany with regard to the objectives of use, the role played by the type of disease, the reasons for the preferred use and the sources of information. This is particularly relevant for elderly users, since, although they seem to be more aware of health-related problems, they generally use more drugs compared to younger people. Herbal medicine refers to the practice of using products of plant origin to treat diseases and maintain overall health. In a nutshell, traditional medicine systems are those that are unique or indigenous to a particular country or culture.
Consumer attitude towards the use and safety of herbal medicines and herbal dietary supplements in Serbia. Murray and Rubel5 defined alternative medicine as a set of practices offered as an alternative to conventional medicine for the preservation of health and the treatment of health-related problems. Both subjects, the inconsistencies in the literature due to the collective inclusion of many types of treatment under the term “ACM”, and the large differences specific to each country, require the study of the patterns of use of alternative medicine by country and by treatment on the basis of clear and well-defined terminology. Cao C and Brown B (201) Understand Chinese medicine and Western medicine to achieve maximum benefit from treatment.
Factors influencing the use of complementary and alternative medicine and whether patients inform their primary care physician. Aa With this enormous expansion of the use of traditional medicines around the world, safety and efficacy, as well as quality control of herbal medicines and traditional procedure-based therapies, have become major concerns for many of these countries. Traditional medicines in Mali enjoy a high level of government support, and research and development in this area is managed by the Department of Traditional Medicine of the National Institute for Public Health Research, which is part of the Ministry of Health. Western medicine treats symptoms and treats the target organ or target organ as isolated from the rest of the body rather than as a whole interconnected system.