What's Allopathic Medicine? - Duke's Materia Tonica

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Allopathic medicine, also known as allopathy, treats, prevents, manages, and cures the causes of diseases that have been diagnosed, such as the non-functioning of the body, any systems, organs, glands, and tissues, as well as, any states and conditions of sickness and illness in the emotions and mind.

Allopathic medicine is the government and organizationally regulated and commercially licensed medical healthcare industry of intervening with the causes of diseases using drugs, procedures, surgery, counseling, and therapy, including trauma care and mending injuries to tissues.

Allopathy medical healthcare treats, prevents, manages, and cures the causes of disease and is not to be confused with healing, growth, and the development of the body, emotions, mind, and spirit by supporting their health, wellness, and well-being with nutrition and other forms of medicine.

Allopathy Science is Pathology

Pathology Studies Pathogens like Germs 

Pathology is the theoretical science of allopathy for studying, researching, and discovering the causes of disease. Pathology uses biomedical scientific interpretation of bioscience, biochemistry, and healing medicine to improve understanding of the theories about diseases, advance diagnosis success, and produce more effective treatment protocols.

Many Forms of Pathology are Practiced for Disease

Allopathy is the most common medical form of pathology used by conventional medical doctors (MD).

Alternative branches of pathological medicine include psychologist (PsyD), osteopathy (DO), naturopathy (ND), homeopathy (DHt) and other specific versions of Traditional Chinese Medicine such as oriental medicine doctors (OMD) and licensed acupuncturist (LAc).

Other food-based pathology, which includes therapy and counseling, comes from licenses in being a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CDN), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN).

Allopathic Practice and Development

Allopathic medicine uses government and industry approved methods of licensure to practice as a physician or a nurse for diagnosing the causes of diseases for treatment with prescribed drugs, surgery, therapy, counselling, and other medical procedures. The practice of allopathic medicine advances with the evidence-based peer-review of biomedical research to ensure safety and efficacy of therapies and avoid quackery.

Quackery Regulates Allopathic Practice

Allopathy's practical scope was greatly reduced with the exclusion of eclectic medicine, because of lack of private interests' investment, government legislation, and widespread quackery with nutrients, medicinal remedies, dietary supplements, drugs, and surgical procedures for the treatment, prevention, management, and cure of the causes of diseases.

Allopathy and the Snake Oil Salesman

Be Careful of Doctors Who Sell Snake Oil Cures 

Native American herbalism had no concepts of any state or condition requiring the treatment intervention with the causes of diseases before being introduced to allopathic physicians during colonialization which quickly led to the appropriation of herbal remedies for snake oil quackery use.