The Psychology of Alternative Medicine: An Interesting Observation – Guest Blogger Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani

I am sure we all see this day in and day out as doctors. The society is full of socio-medical advisors; I at times will call them Super doctors.

For any chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, obesity etc. whenever you prescribe something the patients and relatives read it with eyes wide open and throw series of questions about:

  • Effects
  • Side effects
  • Do we have options?
  • What if we do not take this?
  • Can we postpone the treatment and wait? The list at times is endless.

The same patient or relative when they receive friendly advice about some food/food supplement natural remedy or something miraculous which claim to cure the aliment, they take it without even blinking eyes. ...

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