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Exploring Cultural Ideas Towards Alternative Medicinal Practices

Jul 18, 2008
Throughout history, medicine has taken a strong stance for both patients and medical personnel alike. Cultures have also played an important role in the area of modern medicine, as there are many which oppose a traditional medical stance when it comes to their healthcare. The history of alternative medicine can be traced back thousands of years, from the Dark Ages to early American history. Patients who are in need of medical treatments can easily seek alternative treatments for an assistive aid towards their healing. The art of the medical healing through alternative treatments have remained throughout the centuries, and many of the teachings present during those periods in time are still relevant today.

For both the physician and the patient, it is important for each party to understand and appreciate the value of the alternative medicine stance. Therefore, it is often best for both the patient and the doctor to research the medical ailment, and the religious and/or cultural convictions which may accompany the patient.

From a physician's standpoint, it is important for the physician to understand how the patient will become proactive towards their recovery. Enriching a patient with the information needed in order to have a healthier stance is vital to anyone who is looking for an alternative cancer treatment. However, it is also vital for the doctor to be notified of any cultural barriers which may present itself throughout the course of medical assistance for the patient. This is not only necessary for the doctor, but for the patient who is also strong in their cultural beliefs.

The innovate clinic at the New Hope Medical Center strives to teach their patients as well as the physicians to have a strong foundation for helping patients who have a different cultural belief towards the traditional medicine and alternative medicine routes. More importantly, this alternative cancer center is an innovative facility for patients to receive the health care which is deserved to treat their cancer, but on the level of comfort and compassion in which the patient needs to receive.

As there are various cultures present around the world, it would often come as no surprise to many physicians to see various stances on the attitudes which their patients have in reference to the alternative cancer treatments. The overall importance and outtake of the information provided at the New Hope Medical Center is to offer a detoxification of the body, and allow for natural elements to take place to help in the healing process. Simply put, the physicians and medical personnel at New Hope are eager to work with their patients and review the lifestyle of the patient and how it may interact with the cancer treatment.

In the Eastern cultures, for example, there are alternative medicines and treatments which have become well adapted into society. Chinese cultures have held a long line of alternative treatments towards various ailments. The art of acupuncture as well as reflexology have transcended throughout history and are used in modern medicine practices today. There are many Asian patients who may feel the need to incorporate their cultural beliefs of acupuncture and reflexology will aid then in their cancer treatments, and in many instances, they may be correct.

Today, many of the beliefs of the Eastern culture have transcended unto the medical practices which are facilitated on patients. For instance, there are Eastern culture exercises which are known to promote healthier lifestyles, many of which have transcended into every day exercise routines for patients who are seeking alternative cancer treatments.

Exercises such as Yoga and Tai Chi are important for not only healing the body and detoxifying, but it is also important for the mental clarity needed throughout the duration of medical treatment. When a patient can become mentally and physically aligned with themselves, they are often open to receiving alternative medical treatments which will benefit their recovery.
About the Author
Mark Branyon collaborates with international experts in continually improving existing protocols. Their treatment strategy incorporates the best modalities of both mainstream and alternative remedies according to and individuals needs. http://www.newhopemedicalcenter.com
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