"Chinese medicine treatment" in my eyes

acupuncture TCM safety children 我眼中的中医治疗
As a “Western Doctor”, many of us are curious about traditional Chinese acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment, and I will take some relevant courses and training when I have time. However, learning now, I find that it is not an easy task to find a safe and effective treatment. In particular, the use of acupuncture or Chinese medicine treatment must also determine the different courses of treatment and drug ingredients according to the patient's physical condition. Western medicine usually requires doctors to prescribe the right medicine according to the condition of the disease.

For a while, I studied and discussed with some doctors in alternative medicine disciplines in the famous hippie neighbourhood near San Francisco. Through communication with them, I gradually learned about these drugs as supplements or auxiliary uses. In my family clinic, I also use some Chinese herbal medicines to relieve stomach pain or treat the common cold, and the effect is remarkable. Western medicine is almost ineffective for the world's most common "cold", and most doctors will encourage patients to overcome the disease through their own resistance. However, in Chinese medicine, my choice seems to have more needs. For example, my favourite "smear cream" is the best "living tool" to relieve cough. If it is only a mild cold symptom, I would advise the patient to drink some Banlangen... For the first problem in the Western medicine industry, which has not been effective after several attempts, I will advise patients to do acupuncture, and maybe there will be unexpected gains.

Unlike other Western medicines, I have always adopted a mindset to accept treatments in a variety of different systems, as long as they are useful to patients. Of course, before that, I will have repeated verifications with a very cautious attitude, or by looking up the information to confirm its validity. However, due to cultural differences, people often adopt a more extreme attitude towards strange or unknown things, and trust or totally oppose them. I have seen many patients mistakenly believe that these Chinese herbal medicines used as substitutes may have no side effects and are non-toxic and harmless. In fact, everything we eat can have side effects, such as causing allergic reactions and may even be heavy metal or chemical poisoning, and such heavy metals or chemicals are often mixed in herbs or dry spices.

Regarding children's use of acupuncture treatment, last year the American Academy of Pediatrics published an article in which 12% of the adverse reaction rate and 1% of the possibility led to other complications. The survey data and data related to it are few and far between, so the survey data provided in this article becomes especially important. I hope to remind my "peer", in the treatment of the baby, it is best to be more cautious.

However, fortunately, more and more reputable websites dedicated to Chinese medicine have appeared to help more people understand Chinese medicine and understand Chinese medicine. Here are a few recommended sites I personally like:

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (NCCAM), funded by the National Institutes of Health. The website address is: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/chinesemed
The other is suitable for people who are new to Chinese herbal medicine. Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
However, if you want to try a real Chinese medicine treatment, including the pulse, there are some Chinese medicine departments in international hospitals in Beijing, and there are Chinese medicine practitioners who speak English all the year-round. If you know a little about Chinese, I recommend you go to Tongrentang, the old name, because from 1723, it is the first year of the Qing Dynasty. It was up to 188 years for the emperor to pretend that he was enshrined in the royal pharmacy of the imperial court and served as an official drug.

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