A short history of herbal medicine in the United States
1800s and 1900s
Technological medicine is hardly "traditional". Here is a quick chart (zoom in as needed) that details the criminal vagaries of the AMA and the exclusionist, politicized ascendance of reductionist healing. Many of the problems we see today (lack of staff; over-specialization; impossible costs) are directly linked to the choices made over the last 100 years.