Chinese medicine is renowned for its effective healing power and is considered to be better than Western medicine, particularly in treatment of chronic diseases, diseases of skin, liver, kidneys and such conditions as stroke, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, migraine, etc. (Lu,2005). However, most people still do not believe
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about Traditional Chinese Medicine’s perspective on Emotions and how it can help overcome emotional problems. Central Idea: Traditional Chinese Medicine derived its concept of dualism from Taoist philosophy, which strongly emphasizes on the balance of two forces (Yin and Yang) for human organs to function effectively, so as to prevent emotional problems from arising due to such imbalances. Different emotions can also affect or counter one another. ___________________________________________________________________ Introduction I. Good morning everyone.
Doctors are not only required to not do intentional harm to the patient, but they are also required to go the route of treatment that would most benefit the patient without regards to themselves. Beneficence is a principle where doctors are expected to do no intentional harm to their patience, due to non-maleficence, but they are also expected to help a patient in a way that benefits the patient. For example, if a patient who just had bypass surgery wants to continue to smoke despite the doctor’s recommendation that they quit, the doctor has done everything they can to help the patient (Pantilat). The patient, in this case, was informed about what continuing to smoke would do but chose to continue to smoke. The doctor suggested a route of further treatment, but the patient made an informed decision that went against the suggestion.
It is underpinned by values of respect for persons, individual right to self-determination, mutual respect and understanding. It is enabled by cultures of empowerment that foster continuous approaches to practice development.’ This type of care approach is focused solely on the person and the concept of personhood (HSE, 2010). It is imperative that the nurse hears the voice of the older person. Person centred care embodies a culture of respect for each individual, with regards their values, beliefs and
While Chinese medicinal beliefs have their upsides, they also have their downsides. Concerning traditional Chinese medicine, specifically with Chinese herbal medicine, my family holds too many expectations. They believe almost anything can be fixed with Chinese herbal medicine, but in some cases, is untrue. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, some herbal medicines are marketed in the United States are marketed as dietary supplements, where FDA regulations are less stringent and strict. Therefore, some Chinese herbal products may be unsafe.
This exemplified the need for patient’s autonomy, beneficence versus non-maleficence and truth telling. The nurse faced a barrier due to the physician hierarchical working style. Collaborating using a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively in explaining the disease process could have better manage her symptoms and improve the quality of her remaining life. It is important that early detection and treatment options are discussed by the physicians in an honest and open manner. As patients performance status decline healthcare members should provide informed decisions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and
Traditional medicine is commonly chosen by people to treat common and chronic diseases. The most common traditional medicine users are “rural people, of whom 80% are peasant farmers that prefer traditional treatment due to the low cost of therapeutic methods” (Bodeker, G. et al., 2005, p. 211). Particularly, this is the case in remote areas, where traditional medicine is almost the only choice available for health care. In majority of the cases, people collect medicinal plants in their local area and do not have to spend money. The cost of curing chronic diseases is acceptable and the effectiveness is equivalent to that of the conventional therapeutic
Our Mother Nature stands as an inexhaustible source of therapeutic agents for thousands of years and a remarkable number of modern medicines find their origin in natural products. Although modern medicine system has steadily developed over the years by scientific and observational efforts of scientists, the basis of its development remains rooted in traditional medicine and therapies prevailing throughout the world for thousands of years, which continue to provide mankind with new remedies. Natural products, including plants, animals and minerals have been the basis of treatment of human diseases. The plants based herbal drugs are currently in great demand all over the globe as they imply safety in contrast to the synthetic modern medicines
Yin-Yang imbalance is seen as the reason for development of disease states. Its theory of personalized medicine is a fundamental aspect of TCM, and medicines are prescribed in accordance with a patient's constitution. TCM recognizes that both susceptibility to disease, and drug response depend on individual constitution. [1,2] The two experiments we studied were of titles: a) Traditional Medicine to Modern Pharmacogenomics: Ayurveda Prakriti Type and CYP2C19 Gene Polymorphism Associated with the Metabolic Variability b) Discovery of Molecular Mechanisms of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Formula Si-Wu-Tang Using Gene Expression Microarray and Connectivity Map In experiment 1, we studied the gene polymorphism associated with metabolic variability. The scientists hypothesized that drug metabolism and genetic polymorphism of drug metabolizing enzymes (DME) are related to each other.