Western medicine is symptomatic whereas Alternative medicine looks at the root cause of the disease. Holistic medicine, as the name suggests, is a wholesome approach to achieving health. Western medicine has one pill for each disease, while Alternative looks at the Roga (disease) and the Rogi (patient) individually and provides a tailored treatment plan accordingly.
Alternative medicine not only talks about physical health, but also emotional and spiritual health. While Western medicine doctors are trained to prescribe a medication for each symptom, lifestyle changes and dietary recommendations is also reviewed.