Medicine is the science and "art" of maintaining and/or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The term is derived from the Latin ars medicina meaning the art of healing.
The modern practice of medicine occurs at the many interfaces between the art of healing and various sciences. Medicine is directly connected to the health sciences and biomedicine. Broadly speaking, the term 'Medicine' today refers to the fields of clinical medicine, medical research and surgery, thereby covering the challenges of disease and injury.
CONVENTIONAL Medicine is the label we coined to differentiate between the areas that deal with "Traditional" "Alternative" or "Complimentary" Medicine. This Section deals the the branch of Medicine that is often referred to as "Western Medicine" by those that follow other forms of medicine. The field is massive and difficult to categorize.
While there are numerous categorization approaches we have decided to follow the World Health Organization's guidelines, as listed in their most current International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) . ~
* CONVENTIONAL Medicine