What is Eclectic Medicine?

An eclectic medical school was chartered in Ohio in 1845, with the final class graduation in 1939.

Eclectic medicine embraced herbal remedies and other healing therapies (i.e., cognitive-behavioral therapy, physical therapy) that were natural and non-invasive. The demise of Eclectic Medicine may have been brought about by the AMA’s successful attempts to require uniform medical educational requirements for doctors.

There are doctors today who use a variety of modalities to treat patients.  In order to call themselves physicians, they must have approved, accredited training in medicine.

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