Health and Wellness: Western medicine versus alternative medicine

Medicine has been around for 60,000 years. Over the course of those centuries, we have been able to improve our different kinds of medicine to make them more effective. 

With all of the different types of medicine available to us, it frequently comes down to what we think is best. There are a number of different types of medicine we can choose from, but the most popular are Western and alternative medicine. It is important to understand the benefits and risks of each one to make an informed decision.

“Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. Alternative medicine refers to therapeutic approaches taken in place of traditional medicine and used to treat or ameliorate disease,” says Dr. Syed Amin Tabish. “Conventional medicine relies on methods proved to be safe and effective with carefully designed trials and research.”

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