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Modern versus Alternative Medicine?

There are so many different Healing and Medical modalities nowadays... "Conventional" modern medicine on the one hand and a vast array of other disciplines which all get lumped together under the heading "Alternative". Personally, this really annoys me. Because it implies that the kind of medicine that is offered in modern day hospitals is "proper" medicine, and that any other approach is some kind of new fangled "alternative" to it. The other thing that really gets my goat, is the concept I am constantly hearing from conventionally trained doctors, that modern medicine is the only "scientific" discipline, and everything else is merely a whimsical or spiritual thing that can at best have an aplication in providing some kind of emotional support to a patient while they are being treated with "proper" modern medicine. In reality, medicine and healing comes in many many different shades and teachings. Some of the so called