Bias of western medical and surgical practice Resistance to traditional medicine Exclusion of indigenous medical systems by allopathic medicine
There is still considerable friction between traditional and scientific medicine, mainly due to lack of understanding and cooperation, although legislative action has also failed to promote, or even discounted and hindered traditional medicine. Although there is currently much discussion in international circles about recognizing traditional medicine and merging it with allopathic medicine, a combined venture of traditional healing and modern medicine has not yet been given any real opportunity.
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