What are Traditional and Complementary Medicine Units?
Traditional medicine methods, which date back to older periods than classical medicine methods in human history, have been used by people as a common treatment option in many parts of the world. Over time, these methods have come to the present day by increasing from generation to generation, especially in the Far East countries. In these countries, these methods are still frequently used today.
Although it has decreased a little with the development of modern medicine, until recently, traditional complementary medical methods and patient treatments continued to be done in an unsystematic and sometimes unconscious way. In our country, in 2014, with the initiative of the Ministry of Health, a more systematic way was opened. Complementary medicine units, also known as traditional and complementary medicine (GETAT) units, were opened in health institutions and organizations and services were started under this roof. The way to provide these services in State Hospitals, Training and Research Hospitals and Private Health Institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Health has been opened. These treatments started to be performed by doctors and dentists with training certificates in the field of traditional and complementary medicine. The way has been opened for people to benefit from these complementary medicine opportunities in a healthier and more efficient way in order to maintain their physical and mental health or to treat their existing diseases. Those who want to benefit from these services from complementary medicine units are provided by trained doctors who have certificates approved by the Ministry of Health under hospital conditions.
Which Diseases Do Traditional and Complementary Medicine Units Treat?
Complementary medicine in our health institutions does not serve as an alternative to modern medicine, but together with modern medicine and sometimes as a complement to modern medicine. These methods are carried out using approximately 15 methods approved by the Ministry of Health. Although there are some methods that are frequently used, there are other methods according to the need.
Acupuncture treatment: Healing treatments made with special needles at certain points.
Mesotherapy treatment: Treatments using natural herbs and vitamins.
Cupping therapy: It is a treatment method applied by using a cup, by creating negative pressure and providing blood supply to the painful areas.
Blood Letting treatment: Treatments performed on certain days of the week by making scratches on certain parts of the body, also known as wet cups.
Ozone therapy: Treatments for activating the immune system by oxidizing and breaking down viruses, fungi and bacteria by using ozone gas.
Hirudotheraphy: Treatment of occlusions or bleeding of microvascular vessels.
Apitherapy treatment: Treatments using bees and bee products (wax, pollen, royal jelly).
Hypnotherapy treatment: Treatments using hypnosis technique.
Phytotherapy treatment: Treatment of some diseases using plants.
Larval (Maggot) treatment: Treatment of greenfly larvae by sterilizing the diseased area.
Prolotherapy treatment: Treatment of acute or chronic joint pain using proliferative solutions.
Osteopath treatment: A self-healing technique of treating the body with hands alone, known as osteopathic manipulative therapy.
Reflexology therapy: Treatment by applying pressure to certain nerve points in the body.
Homeopathy treatment: Treatment of self-healing using minimal amounts of single-dose homeopathic solutions.
Complementary medicine methods are used to improve the outpatient clinics of complementary medicine units. Treatment-oriented practices in complementary medicine units are used as a complement to modern medicine, not as an alternative (ie alternative medicine). Among the reasons why these applications are preferred is that no method does not cause any side effects on the health of the person. When looking at the benefit-harm balance, feedback about the benefit in these methods is frequently received from both patients and doctors. In addition to the fact that patients with chronic diseases receive these applications alone, they are also applied under the control of a doctor in addition to drug treatment. These treatment methods, which have a history of centuries, were also used in our country. For example, music therapy and aromatherapy were used in the treatment of mental disorders in the Ottoman period.
Today, due to the increasing interest in complementary medicine in our country, as in most Western societies, it has become more reliable by providing these services through health institutions in order to eliminate abuses and by providing these services in a controlled manner by complementary medicine units in health institutions. When health services are carried out as a whole, there are more positive feedbacks. Different complementary treatment methods may be preferred more frequently in different societies. Some countries use some methods more frequently, while others have popularity due to historical expertise in certain methods. Complementary medicine methods, which are accepted as the oldest traditional medicine method by the World Health Organization, are used as a complement to modern medicine.
These methods, which have been transferred to the present day with a certain knowledge and experience, are applied in the right hands and in the right center, and R&D studies are carried out in order to be developed by traditional complementary medicine units and transfer the practice to future generations, and more benefits are obtained from these methods. There are traditional and complementary medicine units applied by expert and experienced teams in the field and treatment opportunities to support modern medicine. You can reach complementary medicine services that have no side effects in order to protect and complete physical and mental health from our health centers.