Sunday, January 13, 2008

Alternative medicine 2.0

Oficially we are covering all aspects concerning medicine/health 2.0.
In practice it is mostly about western and/ or "convential" medicine but lets not forget the important sector which called "Alternative medicine" .
Many patients are using the help of alternative medicine for their healthcare needs.
Two days ago I was introduced with a new platform called Mamaherb.com.
Its concept seems to be a variation to "Evidence based alternative medicine tool".
They are actually use some important characteristics of the web 2.0:

1.Give us the "wisdom of the crowds" concerning alternative medications and treatments for variety of medical conditions.
The spectrom of medical fiels are broad including cancer, mental health and overweight ( not mention many other fields).
2. Not only advices from key leaders therapists but using the long tail phenomenon to show us variety of recommended treatments from many unknown but experienced therapists.
3.Buliding community for consumers and alternative medicine professionals.

I like their unique "market penetration" : not to be just another community but giving added value by introducing and create public platform to share effective alternative medications/treatment.

I have only good words concerning the user interface . Clean , bright and not overloaded

I will add this site in the nearfuture to our Medical 2.0 .com Directory.
Its time to give alternative medicine a presence in the health 2.0 world.

2 comments:

Dr Alison Grimston said...

What a great site - and thank you for putting me onto mamaherb.com.

I am a UK GP, and have found complementary therapies like osteopathy, acupuncture, healing, reflexology, homeopathy and Bach and Bush flower remedies all really helpful for myself and my patients. I have trained as a healer and particularly love working with animals. They do not block the healing with their scepticism. I grew up on a farm and one of our local vets used homeopathy years ago to complement his veterinary practice.

Our best local resource is the British Holistic Medical Association, but despite this it is easy to feel isolated in a community that is so reliant on Evidence Based Medicine (obviously ideal for comparing pharmaceuticals) rather than experiential medicine, taking into account the quality of the doctor patient relationship and the self healing of the patient.

Keep up the good work, I am really pleased to have found you!

Dr Alison Grimston

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