Alternative Medicines

Given its ubiquity, it is often difficult to imagine medicine practiced in any other way than is so today. But how did we get here? What are the philosophical and historical currents running through the bedrock of the Western approach to healing? Can Muslims accept this wholeheartedly, or at all? And what are the alternatives?

This series will, God willing, address the following questions:

How has modern Western medicine been so effective?

Where do Muslims agree and disagree with its methodology?

What is Prophetic medicine and how should it be understood?

How should other forms of alternative medicine be viewed, such as acupuncture or reflexology?