What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part IV

In Part III of this series, we elaborated a bit on how vested interests can infiltrate our medical system through what we referred to as the questionable institutional ties. This includes, among others, ties between medical publishers and pharmaceuticals, ties between government and food corporations, ties between research communities and their funding partners, and ties between health charities and pharmaceuticals. We also discussed how such ties could reduce the quality and the integrity of our research, promote the adoption of questionable health policies, and potentially misinform the medical communities about the benefits and harm of a treatment.

What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part III

In Part II of this series, we discussed how intents and biases, while occasionally desirable, can contaminate the medical system in terms of research, policies and practices. We also counted methodological “tampering”,  reporting bias, publication bias, censorship and resistance among the possible sources of such  contamination.

What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part II

In Part I of this series, we elaborated a bit on the philosophical and methodological flaws of mainstream Western medicine. In this ensuing Part II of our series, we will continue our exploration with our current medical system — albeit from a vastly different perspective.

What’s Wrong With Mainstream Western Medicine — Part I

In the false dilemma post, we raised the issue that in medicine, the treatments of chronic diseases often boil down to medical interventions alone, such as the prolonged use of drugs or surgeries. In addition, we also divulge our preference for treatment options that specifically require behavioural modifications or lifestyle changes.