Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the medical systems with the longest historical background, with the first record of the practice of Chinese Medicine being dated up to more than 4000 years ago. The philosophy and fundamentals of Chinese medicine is based on the Taoist view that humans should live in harmony with the nature (天人合一) and that any interruptions or interventions of the nature balance would result in sickness in the human body. With this as a foreground, Chinese Medicine is mainly based on the flow of Qi and the balance between Yin and Yang as well as the five elements in our body. To maintain the human body in a healthy condition, TCM focuses on restoring the natural balance in our body by various traditional ways, such as
Most chinese families as well prefer tea over other beverages like coffee, and the preparation of the tea is meticulous and careful. Small factors like frying, boiling and preparing the leaves is done with utmost care and precision. Many types of tea is consumed throughout China, HK and Taiwan, one of the most popular ones are white tea (bái chá), green tea (lǜ chá), oolong tea (wūlóng chá), black tea (hóng chá) and Pu-Erh Tea (Pǔ ěr chá). Tea is also appreciated as one of the seven necessities of the Chinese life, and is consumed throughout the day. It is most commonly taken as a substitute for water in the daily life of the Chinese people, and consumed with other drinks during meals.
Because in the past there are so many ways and practices resemble to that type of medicine. Although that type started from a long time ago approximately 5000 years ago, started from China, it assemble the way of medicine use until that day, they used some herbals together and tai chi and various method to get back the patient his good health and this methods got to all countries around china and the most of Asia countries. During the middle ages, Monks in Europe studied that genre of medicine taken from Arabic countries, when America was discovered by Christopher Columbus on 1492 and most of Europe people went to the new world, they founded that Native Americans used that type and they knew very well how to use plants in medicine so alternative medicine spread quickly to all over the world. In the 20th century alternative medicine decreased and people believe that hospital and the development in medicine is better, although many people see that alternative medicine is much better because it has fewer side effects, much economical, fewer side effects and more effective than
Health Protective Behaviors (HPBs) Health protective behaviors (HPBs) are individual actions taken to protect, promote, or maintain health. These actions are both prescriptive in nature (e.g. nutrition, get adequate exercise) and proscriptive (e.g. smoking and excessive alcohol consumption) (Pender, 2006). Interest behaviors that have important impacts on the health and wellbeing are based up on two assumptions: (a) That a significant proportion of the mortality from the leading causes of death is caused by behavior of individuals, and (b) that such behavior is modifiable (Conner.
Like in case of medical indications the first step of diagnosing is the articulation of the medical facts of case which includes the prognosis, how can it be treated and what are the effects of treatment on the patient. Patient preferences totally focus on expressed values and wishes of the patient. It includes the patient identification as per the wishes declared. It is basically the ethical concept of respecting the patient for its autonomy. Quality of life is regarded to be the major goal of treatment as it helps in restoring, maintaining and improving the quality of life.
Communication is a process of transferring certain information from certain people, known as the sender, to another people or can be called the receiver, in which the information will give the receiver understanding of something. Communication also includes a sharing meanings / opinions using common rules that are adopted in that society. 1-2 We know that as health physicians, we have to have good communication skill. However, this communication skill is not only talking about giving adequate information to the patients, but as health care providers, we demand changes in behavior from our patients. The term of health communication can also be defined as influencing and motivating either individual, institutional, or mass public to be aware
The key experience, which should be the main goal, in Taoism is the idea of tao "the way" and developing as a person to become more in touch and in control of one’s own emotions. Emotionally the beliefs in Taoism are strongly rooted in compassion, virtue and meditation to provide different emotions. The three jewels of Taoism are meant to be the virtues of Taoism; compassion, frugality, humility. Compassion is the feeling of great sympathy and sorrow for someone who is stricken by misfortune. Virtue in the other hand being the moral excellence, goodness and righteousness.
Introduction: The ABCD (Attitude, Behaviour, Compassion and Dialogue) of dignity-conserving care is a fundamental tool for use by healthcare professionals (HPCs) to establish empathy with patients and to uphold human dignity (Chochinov, 2007: 184). These 4 key elements will be discussed with reference to the given scenario. The importance of establishing empathy with patients, and how the ABCD aids this, will be outlined. My own thoughts and self-reflection in response to the scenario will be discussed and the process of becoming a future Integrated Health Professional (IHP) will be considered. The ABCD: A HCP’s care should not only be centred on patients’ conditions, but should be holistic and include parameters such as patients’ emotional/spiritual wellbeing.
The professional relationship, consisting primarily of feelings, might be considered a medium in which health care takes place. Because feelings play such a powerful part in health care, it is necessary that the health care professional approach the patient with a broader perspective than that of a scientist . To relate effectively to patients, the pharmacist needs, at the very minimum, to: (a) cultivate the quality of compassion (b) deal with the personal and emotional aspects of illness (c) be an effective communicator. CULTIVATING COMPASSION Compassion is made up of two components: • The first is the feeling of sharing the unfavourable condition of another human
9. SPIRITUALITY Spirituality is the aspect of human that is concerned about individual seeks and expresses meaning and purpose, to self, to other, and to nature. It involves recognition and acceptance of higher power that is beyond one’s intelligence and will. PURPOSE OF SPIRITUALITY • Is to guide daily habits • To provide healing strength and support • To give meaning to life, crises, illness and death • To give strength when faced with life crises • To give sense of security to presence and future • To give psychosocial support within like-minded group of people • To elicits acceptance or rejection of other people RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPIRITUALITY AND MEDICINE Patients believes spiritual health is important to physical health, and the patient