Chinese Medicine Essay

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Understanding of efficacy in Chinese medicine or Western medicine
Experience: 10 years ago, I was a primary student, I started suffering from seasonal Allergic Rhinitis. The symptoms were extremely serious that I have to use my month to inhalation and exhalation. Apart from runny nose, itching of eyes, nose, throat, even whole face bothered me because I could not concentrate to finish my daily work. My mother took me to western clinic and every time the doctor only prescripted some pills of anti-allergen. For sure, the pill is workable. Yet, the function of pills only lasted for 4 to 6 hours. After that, I still suffered from the intolerable symptoms. Three years ago, I found a traditional Chinese treatment which calls ‘san fu tian jiu liao
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This is because Chinese medicine is an alternative medicine or so called Naturopathy. The treatment focuses on the whole body system to make a permanent cure rather than only taking temporary solution. The whole Chinese medicine includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), dietary therapy and so on. (Kaptchuk & Tomalin, 2000). Although traditional Chinese Medicine is regarded as an unscientific way to treat diseases, it still attract different patients to try because of the useless of western medicine in some…show more content…
Western medicine is a combination of physic, chemistry, biology and technology. It is a modern scientific and technological product. (Dictionary meaning: Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, pharmacy, genetics and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease). The western medicine now is the main stream of medicine and the efficacy is unquestionable. However, still, it cannot deal with some diseases which I mention before. This is because western medicine only focus on the problematic part of body to treat
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