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Dec 10, 2014 2:51 AM
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I don't think think opposing " western medicine" and " oriental medicine " is relevant. The medicine currently practiced in the industrialised coutries isn't a western madicine, but a science elaborated through long evolution starting with the greeks (hypocratas ), enhanced by the arabic knowlegne (Avicenna for ex.), then it came back to Europe. So the western medicine, can'ot be called " western "

March 16, 2015

Elias, anything is just called what it is called. They also call modern western medicine "traditional medicine" where in general where if anything, it would be the opposite and non-traditional medicine that which has been used traditionally for millenia. 


You just use the words that are understood. 

March 18, 2015

Besides, each time when going to the hospital, a patient has to pay the money before he gets the treatment, regardless how the patients be treated – whether he is recovered after the doctors treat or not, which means after he pay the money, doctors are not responsible for whether he is still sick or not. See doctors, taking medicines and accepting treatment are exceedingly expensive for most civilians who do not have a medical insurance, only local residents and employees can get one by paying some money each month. When I was a university student, I knew someone living in our village had some serious sickness about his kidney, but did not have enough money to get suitable treatments. As he could not borrow money from anywhere, no hospitals were willing to treat him, and he had no way but to await to die. I still remember the last time I saw him in his terminal, a swollen painful face, having not enough energy to do anything except siting on a chair. Grief and suffering are fraught among his family and relatives, especially, his old mother. I hope one day any patients in this country could have access to well medical treatment, regardless he or she is wealthy or poor.

March 16, 2015

I guess what you want to discuss is about doctors in Chinese hospitals, instead of the people who can use Chinese traditional medicine to heal patients.

I hold a very negative view about most of Chinese doctors, and to be more specific, Chinese hospitals. There are several reasons for this.

First, from my own and some friends experience, also from a lots of news, I learned that most doctors in Chinese hospitals might care more about how to make more money from their patients, rather than how to help patients get rid of suffering (I am not denying that some doctors are responsible and treat patients well). I have experienced this for large numbers of times.
When a patient goes to one hospital to a doctor, usually, first the patient has to wait for a long queue to get a note of permission to see a doctor, and after he takes the note to see the doctor, he need to wait for another queue. When it’s his turn, the doctor will give him several simple examinations, and then require him to take several examinations with instruments, like B ultrasonic inspection, blood test, etc - the total cost for these examinations is often not cheap, some of them might be unnecessary. After that, the patient needs to wait for the result of those examinations spending from one hour to several hours. Afterwards, he takes the examination result to see the doctor again, and the doctor might prescribe some drugs and medicines for him, but some of the drugs might be unnecessary to the patient's sickness. Doctors require patients take some extra examination and unnecessary drugs just for making more money.


March 16, 2015

The majority of MDs (medical doctors) in the USA DO NOT practice oriental medicine. It's a completely different field and I would say that the majority of MD's in the US scoff at Traditional Chinese Medicine even they know close to nothing about it. It's not covered by insurance or practiced in hospitals nor even generally understood here. MD's that also know acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are very far and few between. I've only been able to find a couple.


TCM has it's roots in millenia of trial and error. It's absolutely fascinating stuff. 

March 16, 2015
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