Today my dad gave me a call to tell me about an article in the Washington Post. He said “maybe you should send the article out to your patients or something”. The title of the article was “Mainstream Physicians Give Alternatives a Try” and my father was excited to see my type of medicine, alternative medicine, in the paper.
I have to admit I also get excited to see my type of medicine in the paper. The article highlighted several conventional doctors in the Washington, DC area that use different forms of alternative and complimentary medicine in their practice. Complimentary and alternative medicine usually refers to use of eastern Indian philosophy, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal or botanical medicine, nutrition and nutritional supplements, homeopathy or energy medicine.
Integrative medicine is the term that is starting to be used for practicing medicine in this way. I love to see these family medicine, pediatric and cardiology practices adding alternative medicines because I learned the combination of conventional and alternative approaches during my medical training so I know this works. It is wonderful that more and more conventional doctors are opening up to this type of medicine so that the patients have access to the best of all worlds of healing.
In the article it does mention that there will always be skeptics in the conventional medical model that will not be comfortable using or recommending alternative or complimentary medicine. This is fine because there is always more than one way to get people to their healing. Each patient can decide which approach or practice that will best serve them and use that practice to help them create optimal health in their own life.
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Daemon "Dr. Dae" (pronounced Dr. Day) Jones is a Naturopathic Physician who completed her training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.