My aim is not to critisizing the double standards which exists between the traditional and alternative medicine.
But I wish my collegues from the traditional medicine to study the main practices of alternative medicine in their own community even they wish to criticize these methods. For example in our part of the world where homeopathy is widely practiced I think every person who is the professor of medicine should study it or other methods of herbal medicine.It is then they can safely comment about it.Similarly in Orthopaedics I think they should study at least something from the osteopathy or chiropractic.
My second point is that here and in most of the other parts of the world simple every day tips are widely practiced in the homes where simple recipes of food items are utilized to treat simple cough, common cold, diarrhoea etc. I have seen these remedies are quite effective in simple ailments.I hope serious research and double blind studies are required to evaluate their effectiveness and also we may get some better new products in the process.
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