Saturday, February 18, 2012

Infographic: Eastern vs. Western Medicine

Mike Barrett
Activist Post

There is often a large barrier between those in favor of Eastern medicine and those in favor of Western medicine.

Methods of healing are drastically different, with Western medicine being much more ‘unnatural’ than Eastern.

Eastern philosophy uses whole-food formulas to nourish the body’s natural healing abilities, while Western philosophy isolates and forces therapeutic actions to ‘treat’ disease.

Eastern examination works with the elements earth, fire, wood, metal, and water to interpret the relationship between the physiology and pathology of the human body and the natural environment. Western medicine uses vital signs like height, weight, and body temperate, and general appearance for health examination.

Due to the harsh, ineffective, and dependency-driven aspects of Western medicine, Eastern medical philosophies are regaining popularity.

Pharmaceutical drugs are vastly overused, leading to detrimental health effects. These drugs are dished out by profit-driven health officials who simply would not profit if the world were to awaken to the plethora of free health-promoting substances.

An infographic comparing Eastern and Western practices illustrates how an Eastern practice like acupuncture can provide faster and safer treatments than pharmaceutical medications. A migraine can be treated with one acupuncture session, compared to Western medicine where you would be dependent on harmful pain medications. Similarly, 8-25 treatments of acupuncture can treat back/neck pain, while Western medicine would tackle the issue with more everlasting pain medication.

While Eastern practices are growing in popularity, Western medicine still blankets over the majority of the population. Even though Eastern medicine is still picking up, more and more people are deciding to cut out conventional medicine while turning to more natural treatments such as vitamins and foods like turmeric. In fact, there have been 0 deaths from vitamins over the past 27 years and over 3 million deaths related to prescription drug use.

eastvswestmedicine Infographic | Eastern vs. Western Medicine

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gnomad1618 said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What a crock of shit. You forgot the biggest difference between Eastern "medicine" and Western Medicine. Eastern medicine is based on superstition and Western medicine is based on science. The reason "Eastern medical philosophies are regaining popularity" is because thanks to Western medicine curing most of the worlds worst contagious diseases we all enjoy a relatively long and healthy life and we can indulge that fantasy.

Paul Panza said...

Acupuncture works and is scientific, Chi Gong works it is science also, the main difference is that eastern is energy based, western is chemistry based both have surgical techniques. The concept of "chi" is the same as the religious concept of grace or the western scientific concept of energy. When both forms work together beautiful things will occur for people seeking wellness. Also I am presently being cured of cancer through the use of acupuncture, herbal compounds, chi gong, tai chi ch'uan and a vegan diet. This not a fantasy, I am a very real person, I can reveal the presence of chi to any living person; as can others who understand the science of the human body which has it's form due to the force that emanates from each persons spirit or energy body. Also I do not have to hide behind a fantasy name like others who live in fear of their government. Free your mind and your ass will follow.

Anonymous said...

I am going to take the best from both sides and live longer and healthier than most other folks. So put that in you pipe and smoke it....or maybe i will. hehehehe

Samuel said...

I have successfully avoided going to a doctor or med center for the past 4 years (in part for lack of health insurance in the US) thanks to my own self study of Chinese meridians and acupressure. It is a science but not by Western standards because Western science hasn't proved the existence of qi, but you can see it yourself if you stare into the sky on a clear day. Try it!

Anonymous said...

Acupuncture: They tested acupunturist and found that when they placed the needles in various places instead of precise places to intercept the meridians. There was no rhyme or reason to the haphazard placement of this so-called science. Other studies of acupuncture have found it to be anywhere from totally ineffective to about as effective as sugar pills (placebos).

For as much good as it does you might as well simply stare off into the sky...

Frontierland said...

Anonymous: You say 'they' tested acupuncture, who is they?

You contradicted yourself. First you generalize Eastern medicine and attempt to marginalize it as superstition, then your next statement you admit to utilizing the best parts of Eastern Medicine. Which is it? It should also be noted that Western medicine is not the sole reason for the general improvement in health in the West. Wealth, infrastructure leading to cleaner conditions as well as education has had the most effect in the eradication of infectious disease.

As a side, check out the incidence of cancer worldwide and see who tops the list, every Western Nation. Why is that?

Take another bong hit dude.

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