Acupuncture Versus Western Medicine

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					Acupuncture Versus Western Medicine

When one thinks of acupuncture, what are some of the images that
typically come to mind? Instantly, though, a picture of a black kettle
pot with a bunch of concoctions and needles should come to mind. On the
other hand, acupuncture therapy does not have to concoct such awful
images in one's head. However, if you have ever thought about the
possibility that acupuncture may be able to replace Western medicine you
are sorely mistaken. On the other hand, there are some important
distinctions between the two fundamental ideas of medicine, and in this
article the idea of acupuncture will go head to head in an effort to
compete against Western medicine.

Science Versus Intuition

The basic idea behind Western medicine is the knowledge and science
behind every treatment that we can see. Acupuncture, though, is not
considered one of those treatments. Consider for a moment all the
monumental effects that taking one prescription medication can have on
the body. Many advocates of Western medicine continue to say that the
United States has the best idea of medicine throughout all the world, but
is it really true? Even though the affects of prescription drugs are so
great on the body and mind, do we truly know everything that the
treatment does to individuals, or is there a whole laundry list of side
effects that could go wrong?

On the other hand, acupuncture medicine is mostly based on and rooted in
the fact that many thousands and millions of Chinese individuals have
been able to quickly, easily, and efficiently beat out the diseases and
disorder that were experienced. Instead of relying on solid facts and
science to prove that this alternative medicine approach works, intuition
and feeling is relied heavily upon in order for the whole process of
acupuncture to take root and verify itself to the patient.

The Benefits of Both

Even though there are great benefits to both the acupuncture method and
treatments of Western medicine, one thing that we should consider is the
downfalls of both approaches since there are probably less of them to
consider. For Western medicine, though, an idea right off the bat that is
undesirable is the fact that many patients and individuals get used to
the medicine that they're given. They're bodies get used to it and they
are left desensitized to being treated. In addition, many people have to
take prescription medications their whole lives in order to keep some
disorders at bay, such as Depression.

On the other hand, there are very little downsides to using acupuncture
therapy except for the fact that no one is certain 100% of the time that
the alternative therapy will work. Even though the same holds true for
Western medicine, acupuncture should be more accurate in its treatments.

When one considers everything related to Western medicine, though, as
opposed to acupuncture therapy, then chances are that he or she will
truly see the benefit to using acupuncture. Acupuncture is a great
alternative therapy that should never be turned down!

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