Western/Clinical Treatment and Therapy Modern, Mainstream, or Scientific Medicine
Western medicine is the branch of health science concerned with maintaining human health or restoring it through the treatment of disease and injury. It is both an area of scientific knowledge of body systems, their diseases and treatment and the application of that knowledge to treat. Western medicine, also called biomedicine or the Hippocratic tradition, or allopathic medicine (usually used by detractors) is typically seen as composed of various specialized sub-branches, such as pediatrics, gynecology, neurology, dealing with particular body systems, diseases, or areas of health.
Systems of medical and healthcare practices have existed among human societies since at least the dawn of recorded history. These systems have developed in various ways in different cultures and regions. Medicine as understood in the modern period has historically been considered to be the mainstream tradition which developed in the Western world since the early modern age.
Western medicine strives to uniquely identify conditions by their symptoms and establish evidence that treatments are affective for a majority of the population. By applying scientific method to isolate conditions and determine the efficacy of treatments across a population, Western medicine has succeeded in treating and eradicating some of the worst killers in history. Diseases like Small Pox, Polio and Malaria are no longer a threat to the public at large.
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