Which medical approach do you prefer: conventional or integrative?
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.
That's because that is what they are taught in medical school.
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?
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.
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.
I agree bedside manner is almost a lost art form. It is really sad.
I'm a dinosaur
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
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
was that there's limited scientific evidence to support these treatments due to the pack of available data on their outcomes.
due to the lack** of available data
Conventional = based on science, integrative = based on the placebo effect.
Conventional first, but with some of my more difficult illnesses, I try everything.
I rely heavily on conventional medicine but aid it with a bit of alternatives.
Either way is fine with me as long as I get fixed :)
conventional until integrative works
Conventional doesn't always work either.
Definitions of the two types if you are not sure.