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What Are The Main Differences Between Osteopathic And Homeopathic Medicine
Differentiation: Osteopathic physicians receive the "doctor of osteopathic medicine" (do). This involves physical body manipulation as well as all other "conventional" practices, and was founded by dr. Andrew still. Homeopathic medicine stimulates healing by using small doses of medicine, prescribed according to the principle "like cures like". Both try to relieve suffering & illness, & increase health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some overlap: Oriental (traditional chinese) medicine is a whole system of healing that includes acupuncture, herbs, qi gong, healing foods, acupressure, and chinese psychology. It's thousands of years old, and takes a lifetime to learn. Naturopathic medicine draws from multiple healing traditions, and some naturopathic physicians study and practice tcm. Most integrate several modalities in their work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subset: Naturopaths incorporate notions from a number of fringe areas including oriental medicine, ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, chiropractic, and herbal theories. All of these use methods which have not been subject to rigorous clinical testing of the type that is a requirement in standard medical practice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Training + patients: They complete different residency training programs after medical school graduation. Internists specialize in medical (not surgical) care for adults, whereas family physicians care for adults, children, and may also do some obstetrics or surgery. There is more overlap with primary care internists, who may also do women's health care (but don't deliver babies or see children). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Big difference: physiotherapy is an allied health profession with it's own school and certification process. They perform soft tissue work (ART), joint mobilization, some massage. Osteopathy is type of medical school that trains doctors. They can complete a certified residency program, such as Orthopaedic Surgery or Cardiology. They come from a tradition of hands-on manual medicine, somewhat like chiropractice. ...Read more
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is a separate system of medicine, and is by definition "holistic" -- prescriptions are made for whole beings rather than parts. Homeopathy was developed by german physician dr. Samuel hahnemann, and is known for the principle of "like cures like, " and use of the minimum dose. Other holistic systems of medicine include acupuncture and ayurveda, but these have different backgrounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Integrative Medicine: Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies. These other therapies may be "complementary" or "alternative" in nature, but can be blended in treating the person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shades of difference: Most would say that "alternative" medicine can be used "instead of" conventional approaches, and involves whole different methods of diagnosis and treatment. "complementary" methods are more often meant to be used along with conventional treatments, sometimes to ease side effects or to bring in aspects the conventional treatments may not include (such as spirituality, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some differences...: There are some differences in the terms. Holistic medicine generally means a philosophy of addressing not only the physical body but also mind and spirit. Integrative medicine is a term generally adopted by conventionally trained physicians to mean combining (or integrating) the best that western medicine has to offer with other traditions, such as chiropractic, massage, nutrition, etc... ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Night and day: Pseudo-scientific claims refer to any assertion that "sounds" good but has no scientific backing--including many conventional treatments or lifestyle choices like whether coffee/wine are "good for you." alternative or complementary medicine uses treatments such as herbs, accupuncture, etc. Not part of mainstream medicine. Many have little research to back their claims for safety and efficacy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different radiation: Radiography or x-ray involves low dose ionizing radiation with images of chest , skeleton, skull etc. Radiation therapy uses high dose ionizing to treat tumors with external or internal irradiation. Nuclear medicine involves low dose ionizing radiation in form of isotopes that are internally injected intravenously. Inhaled, injected subcutaneously, or ingested orally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is neuromusculoskeletal medicine the same as osteopathic manipulative medicine? If they are not the same than what is the difference?
Depends where you: Got the term?-if your md mentioned it, he might mean osteopathic treatment?- ck with where term came from! ...Read more
What is radiology vs nuclear medicine? What's the difference between radiology and nuclear medicine? Or are they both the same? Thank you.
Different imaging: Radiology is the study of images made by passing x-rays through the body to expose film placed against the body. Nuclear medicine creates images of the body by injecting a radioactive material into a vein. The radiation which is then emitted from the body is used to expose a camera which creates images . Nuclear medicine also uses radiation to treat thyroid overactivity and thyroid cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One is a specialist: General practice usually means that the doctor has completed one year of hospital training after medical school. Internal medicine doctors are specialists in the medical care of adults. They complete 3 or more years of training after medical college and must pass exams to become "board-certified" in internal medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I agree with dr. Dasilva that homeopathy is holistic, and also a distinct system of medicine. But his description of "homeopathic" is actually "isopathic": using a solution of the identical organism thought to cause lyme. Instead, homeopathy applies medicines whose pattern of symptoms matches those of the individual patient: "similar suffering". Actual remedy could be plant, mineral, or animal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Differences: Dry needling inserts needles (with or without injection of local anesthetic) into a trigger point. It is a local treatment which can be quite painful at time. Acupuncture encompasses a large number of techniques some of which are local and many of which work on systems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: In addition to earlier answers. To further clarify the difference, the american board of orthopedic surgery has created an examination to provide board certification in orthopedic sports medicine. The goal is to certify a subset of orthopedic surgeons who have a "unique body of knowledge and area of practice" in sports medicine. Ask you orthopedist if he has board certification is sports medicine. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not sure: I don't understand the question. Are you implying that regular patients requiring hip prosthesis don't get the best available one? I don't think anyone can answer this question, but i don't think there is any reason to believe that general population is not being given the best available option. I may assume that certain brands of prosthesis may not be covered by insurance companies. ...Read more
A job and a process: Optometery is the name for the profession that examines eyes and prescribes glasses, contacts and identifies diseases to refer them to ophthalmologists as needed. Orthoptics is the process of eye exercise used to correct malpositions and other defects of eye motions. It is like saying what is the difference between a mechanic and an air powered wrench. ...Read more
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