How Do You Bridge the Divide Between Traditional and Modern Medicine?

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I don't practice medicine daily, but I try to practice public health and I think people have to make again the appropriate health decisions that's best for them. So at the same time traditional medicine or traditional healers in some places that don't want to believe in modern medicine that speak against people getting vaccines or medicines that would for example treated HIV sometimes you say didn't believe HIV was a disease or the medicine.

I think we have an ethical burden as a western trained educated physician, government official, media star to get the right message out and help people make decisions based upon values and based upon evidence, and sometimes that gets in a way of where some traditional medicine can be.

At the same time, there probably some answers in traditional medicine, and it might go with the belief system, the emotional connection. We also you might find that there are some cures in some of those if we look back of how we stumble upon some successes in modern medicine. And so I wouldn't just count it out just directly.

I mean the old Greek Escapio lads, the first hospitals and now in Turkey they had from running waters that they used to treat people with cancer and they rubbed on their neck. And they thought it was just water but now they find out there was some radio activity in there. And so somehow without being able to measure it take it out and that was helping people with thyroid cancer.

These things that are out there, that we shouldn't discount just on ace value but at the same time, if you do have an evidenced based ethical answer, it is a duty of a western based believe some public health to try to get that information out to patients, and to do no harm, and at the same time try to do some good.