Today’s students are finding that alternative medicine schools and many traditional schools are offering diverse curriculums in alternative medicine This is due in part to a greater reception of the field. Functional medicine is grounded in scientific principles and information widely available in medicine today, combining research from various disciplines into highly detailed yet clinically relevant models of disease pathogenesis and effective clinical management.
Its initial purpose was to determine whether the attitudes about complementary and alternative therapies of practitioners familiar with integrative medicine differ demonstrably from the attitudes of conventionally trained physicians unfamiliar with these practices.
Medications that are prescribed by traditional medicine are normally Allopurinal or Zyloprim and Colchicine (which, by the way, is a homeopathic remedy from the bulb of the Autumn Crocus) which decreases the reaction that causes uric acid in the blood.
Another risk is that a person with a serious condition such as cancer, heart disease or some other chronic illness will forego more traditional treatments that have been proven effective in favor of alternative treatments that are of questionable value.
Saxe, who said his university is offering the Natural Healing and Cooking Program for doctors, medical students, and others interested in understanding the effects of dietary patterns on health and illness, likens the current boom in integrative medicine in the United State to China’s response to its current energy crisis.