Does Traditional East Asian Medicine hold a valid role in a Western…
Does Traditional East Asian Medicine hold a valid role in a Western Medical setting.
Introduce the idea of alternative medicine: what it is, the different types, where they originated.
Summarise my focus on TEAM and WM, to show that these as the main types of medicine that I will be investigating, showing how these are used in a day to day setting now to help show their relevance in a modern society.
Emphasise that both aspects of medicine are equally important despite Western being more popular in the UK
PART 2 TEAM an overview
Yin and Yang
Body meridians and anatomy of body
Diagnostic methods to show a clear comparison with wm
Characteristics - comparison of mind body wholeness against scientifically proven medicine
Explaining issues of developing TEAM due to language barriers and travel limitations
Evolving techniques over time
Evolution of diseases and exploration into more modern issues such as mental health and infertility
Definition - to introduce TEAM as a whole and discuss what it contains
PART 4 Western Medicine
The scientific development of new gadgets leading to more modern scientific discoveries
Discussing the origins from ancient Greek times, massively influenced by characters such as Hippocrates and his theory of the four humours
Non holistic focus
the main aim of this section is not to describe the parts of western medicine but show why these key influences and characteristics have allowed it to thrive in a western country over TEAM
PART 6 intergration
Current examples where WM and TEAM are working together in a medical setting such as hospices, and the NHS physiotherapists being trained acupuncture
The scientific proof that IVF is more successful when performed alongside acupuncture
Current availability in the UK
Integration is a key part of answering the topic question, to see to what extent TEAM can be used with WM by using current examples can prove TEAMS valid role and also show to what extent it can intertwined.
CONCLUSION the long term
Long term issues
Antibiotic resistance and the over usage of drugs/medication in WM
Financial implications of NHS budgets and budget cuts
Providing my personal opinion that it is positive to see that TEAM has started to be integrated into some western settings but I would also like to see a more positive move towards a wider amount of treatment options
PART 1 BACKGROUND
Cultural - discussing the Far East contrasting to Western society treated the body and mind as one
Religious - ethical issues, and influences from Buddhism compared to Christianity
Philosophies - explaining mind body wholism and a holistic approach
Economic - discussing issues of privatised healthcare in comparison to public
Religious - explaining the political movement towards scientifically based medicine
Establishing the origins of both types of medicine to establish a chronological setting from when they were discovered.
PART 3 Modern day examples
Traditional body acupunture
Modern acupuncture (modalities)
Herbalism - gained popularity in the 90s but due to bad regulation people were being treated wrongly became illegal in a modern day society
this is to show how TEAM can place itself in a modern setting to reinforce the typically western audience of my report the idea that it can be applied in modern day and even in a western country
PART 5 a comparison
TEAM - pulse diagnosis, tongue, questioning and listening
WM - blood tests, Xrays, CAT scans, MRI
TEAM - herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, cupping, dietary and lifestyle advice
WM - medication, medical procedures, physiotherapy, rehabilitation
The comparison will allow the readers of the report to clearly see the differences between the two types. Ultimately, showing them the key differences between the two and analyzing how far they actually differ from each other.