Allopathy refers to a method of treating a disease that result in effects different from the ones caused by the illness. The term ‘allopathy' was coined by a German physician Samuel Hahnemann. For example, Laxatives are prescribed in order to relieve constipation. Pharmaceutical medications play an important role in allopathic treatment. Allopathic medicines are also known as modern medicine or western medicine. Allopathy can be practiced by allopathic doctors who are medically trained and have gained medical qualifications. In United States, the modern medicine involves treatment of symptoms and diseases by using drugs, surgery, and radiations. These form the most commonly used treatment modalities. Other treatments such as acupuncture, nutritional therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal medicine, are not considered to be a part of allopathic medicine. These methods have been shown to be much safer, effective, and relatively inexpensive compared to the allopathic treatment. Allopathy is widely accepted and used by a majority of healthcare professionals. However, some of these methods have become a part of the modern practice, as the medicine evolved, and may no longer be considered as part of the traditional medicine. For instance, certain general physicians and cardiologist prescribe fish oil supplement on a regular basis in order to reduce triglycerides and improve health. Therefore, with the evolution of medicine more traditional modalities may become part of the modern practice.