What's a Treatment? - Duke's Materia Tonica

Treating the Causes of Disease

Within medical healthcare, a treatment is an intervention in the causes of disease after diagnosis. A treatment manages sickness and illness related to disease, prevents one from getting a disease, and/or cures the causes of a disease. Treatments include prescribed drugs, devices, counselling, therapy, and surgery.

Treatments may substitute non-functioning parts of the body and mind with drugs and devices; or intervene in any sick and ill emotional and mental states with drugs, counselling and therapy; or intervene in an infection from bacteria and viruses. 

Treatments are not to be confused with the consumption of foods, nutrients, medicinal remedies, dietary supplements and healing types of medicine.

A Disease Diagnosis is Required Before Treatment

Treatments are given after a disease has been diagnosed by a physician. A physician cannot treat any cause of a state or condition of the body, emotions, or mind without a disease diagnosis. A person cannot self-diagnose or self-treat the causes of disease.

Drugs, surgery and therapy may be any of the methods used to treat, manage, prevent, and cure diseases.

Food, Herbs, and Supplements Do Not Treat Disease

Beware! Quackery Treatments are Everywhere on the Internet

Foods, herbs, nutrients, medicinal remedies, dietary supplements and other healing medicine support, maintain, and promote health and wellness and are unable to treat, manage, prevent, and cure disease causes. Avoid quackery cures in health and wellbeing.