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BamaGirl February 4th, 2014 6:48am

Which medical approach do you prefer: conventional or integrative?

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/04/14 6:14 am

Ive never had a doctor who did unconventional things. Even if I asked - how about vitamins- acupuncture- diet change they always say makes no difference.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
02/04/14 11:28 am

That's because that is what they are taught in medical school.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/04/14 12:21 pm

Yes I agree. But what about the new doctors? Some of my doctors are really young - early 30's - don't they have any ideas of their own?

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
02/04/14 12:24 pm

Unless they choose integrated medicine as a speciality, they are still not taught about it in medical school. They are also not really taught prevention, but rather disease management.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/04/14 12:47 pm

And they also should be taught "bedside manner". Most of my doctors have been extremely lacking. I am changing the doctor I have had since June. "Top NYU" guy. I am going with the Dr who was so nice to me when I was in the hospital.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
02/04/14 1:08 pm

I agree bedside manner is almost a lost art form. It is really sad.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
02/04/14 12:08 am

I'm fine with integrative, from my skimming of that link it looks like its conventional treatments with "outside" forms of treatment to help mitigate symptoms. The example was treating cancer, the patient would still receive chemotherapy but also

RoDe Latinus wordsus
02/04/14 12:09 am

Unconventional forms of medicine like acupuncture and meditation. So long as it doesn't preclude conventional medicine sounds good to me. I think the government should research these alternative forms of treatment because one thing the article said

RoDe Latinus wordsus
02/04/14 12:10 am

was that there's limited scientific evidence to support these treatments due to the pack of available data on their outcomes.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
02/04/14 12:12 am

due to the lack** of available data

Praetorianus Fair enough.
02/04/14 12:06 am

Conventional = based on science, integrative = based on the placebo effect.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/04/14 12:04 am

Conventional first, but with some of my more difficult illnesses, I try everything.

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/04/14 12:05 am

I rely heavily on conventional medicine but aid it with a bit of alternatives.

Kazuto originally animefanZ
02/03/14 11:50 pm

Either way is fine with me as long as I get fixed :)

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nickyreads You Are Loved
02/03/14 11:49 pm

conventional until integrative works

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
02/03/14 11:53 pm

Conventional doesn't always work either.