Western medicine

noun

: the typical methods of healing or treating disease that are taught in Western medical schools

Examples of Western medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Johns Hopkins Medicine this is because research has yet to fully answer how acupuncture works from the point of view of Western medicine. USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2024 Within the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda serves as a traditional medicine system often practiced in tandem with Western medicine. Hasina Khatib, Allure, 5 Jan. 2024 The Vajrayana spiritual center provides glimpses into the daily practices of the monks and masters of mindfulness, while the healthcare center combines Eastern and Western medicine, for instance. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Jan. 2024 All this is intended to nurture spiritual, mental, and physical well-being in a way that Western medicine traditionally fails to do. Josh Gondelman, The New Yorker, 27 Aug. 2023 There are a lot of misnomers that continue in Western medicine about people making poor nutrition choices, people making poor health choices, in general, without considering the limited choices that people have. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2023 And yet many respected hospitals in the U.S., including the Yale Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan Kettering, now offer reiki treatment, training and education as a complement to Western medicine. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2023 In the wake of his death, conspiracy theories emerged suggesting that he was killed for challenging Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. Nate Trela, USA TODAY, 31 May 2023 But this Dead Ringers isn’t just a gross-out examination of the dehumanizing way that Western medicine treats childbirth. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Apr. 2023

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“Western medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Western%20medicine. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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