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Traditional treatment can ward off side effects of drugs

To avoid side effects of drugs, modern treatments could be replaced with traditional medical treatment, a parliamentarian sitting on the Majlis Health Committee says.
 
In an interview with Persian service of the Mehr News Agency, Dr. Abed Fatahi said at a minimum, combination of modern and traditional medical treatments could definitely create a new breakthrough in healthcare system in the country.
 
The lawmaker said Iran, as an ancient country, has various traditional herbs for remedies.
 
Many world countries, particularly Western states, have expressed willingness to import herbal medicine from ancient countries such as Iran, China and Greece.
 
“Today our outlook towards traditional medicine should focus on medical treatment as they have been used in the course of history,” he said.
 
Fatahi called on medical students to do research on new treatments and find common areas between traditional and modern drugs.