Results by the
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Theoretically Traditional Chinese Medicine
can also, be used to treat both acute and chronic diseases, even
if the disease may have been there for life, or from the birth.
Comparing with conventional medicine, the
clinic effects of the Traditional Chinese Medicine has following
(1). The clinic effect is largely depending on the clinic
experience and skills of your doctor.
As we mentioned in this web, the clinic
effect of a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor is affected by
his education chance, his personal perception to this medical
art, the number of the years of the clinic work, and the current
emotional influence to patients. On the contrary, in the
conventional medicine, the clinic results are much similar from
doctor to doctor or from hospital to hospital, since once the
diagnosis is established, the doctors have to follow the same
guidelines for the treatment. The exception is in the surgical
treatment, which is more depending on the clinic experience of
the doctor and the hospital facility.
(1a). His skill is affected by his
People can learn the Traditional Chinese
Medicine from college or university education, but he/she can
also learn it from his family (heritage knowledge passing), from
other masters, or by himself. It does not at all true that the
students educated in the Traditional Chinese Medicine have
higher or stronger clinic ability, especially it is not so now a
days due to the wrong education system in China (Even in
China!). Traditional Chinese Medicine needs hand-by-hand
teaching, face-by-face learning. This medical art can not be
learn well from the text books in the Classroom. When we teach
the art of tongue diagnosis or pulse diagnosis, we need to let
our master/teacher show us each different tongue or pulse. We
need to learn when to establish the diagnosis based mostly on
the tongue or only on the pulse or on both.
People who learned the Traditional Chinese
Medicine from his father or father’s father, are usually more
skill in clinic than those who is only educated from text book.
However, we should also know that someone may claim that his
parents or grand parents are also Traditional Chinese Medicine
doctors, but he may not spend even hours with his parents in
(1b). His skill is affected by his
perception to Chinese Philosophy
Chinese Medicine is a part of Chinese
Culture, which is related to unique ways of old Chinese to
analyze and to understand the universe and meanings of the life.
He should be more sense to the meaning of the concepts of Yin
and Yang, the Five-element theory, the Ba Gua prediction, and so
on. In another words, the one who is used and more stick to the
modern scientific thinking is hardly to be a good doctor in the
Traditional Chinese Medicine.
(1c). His skill is affected by the years of
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a practical
work. Each patient is different in the eye of the Traditional
Chinese Medicine. The clinic works allow the doctor accumulate
experience every day. If my friends have a disease, I will much
more suggest them to go to a clinic doctor than a teacher who
only teaches the text book.
(1d). His clinic effect is affected also by
how patients believe or trust him
This is also a very important factor
contributing to the healing result. It is well known that even
if using exactly the same herbs, the clinic effects of a famous
doctor could be more dramatic than a young doctor. Positive
attitude of a patient to the doctor affect the clinic result.
Therefore sometimes, a doctor may refuse to treat a patient if
the patient is more doubt to his treatment. God only helps those
who want to be helped.
All of these factors suggest that if your
current doctor fails to help you, you still have chance to see
other doctors for help.
(2). It is misunderstanding that the Traditional Chinese
Medicine can only be used to solve chronic diseases.
Due to the expanding and development of
conventional medicine in the world, including in China, the ability of the
Traditional Chinese medicine in the dealing of emergency and
acute disease is hidden and is used less and less.
Historical and current clinic experience
clear indicates that Traditional Chinese Medicine is good at
treating emergency conditions, such as coronary heart disease,
shock, or coma. It is also good to reduce high or extremely high
fever, acute abdominal conditions, bleeding, etc. In many cases,
the fever might be so high and so difficult in clinic that no
matter how we try to reduce it by any means of conventional
medicine, it just keeps high. Chinese medicine works well to
reduce it. Also, as my experience, in acute condition such as in
a intestinal obstruction, acupuncture works well and allows the
avoid of surgical intervention!
The Traditional Chinese Medicine can also
be used to solve various chronic diseases, auto immune
disorders, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis,
Lupus, AIDS… The use of herbs avoids the side effects of long
term use of adrenocorticosteroids.
Traditional Chinese Medicine pays much
attention to patient subjective feelings. It can start the
treatment without the need of any concrete findings from
chemical (lab test) or physical examinations (X-ray, CT or
MRI). This is different from the conventional medicine,
in which a specific treatment can not start without a clear
diagnosis. Traditional Chinese Medicine can always find a
diagnosis and start the treatment! It looks the patient as human
being. If you feel pain, tightness, numbness, spasm, diarrhea,
constipation, insomnia, or any other suffering, this medical
system admit it, and believes that you are suffering, and start
to solve your problem. It never says that “you have no problem”.
(3). Clinic effects depend on the braveness of the doctor too
It is well known that, in conventional
medicine, pain killer mostly reduce the pain suffering, but does
not solve the problem. This
is also true some how in the Traditional Chinese Medicine that
the clinic results can be classified into several level:
temporary releasing, short term releasing, or radical cure.
If patient has pain, for instant, the
Traditional Chinese medicine can work to release the pain, just
as you may use any pain killer. The difference is that, with the
Traditional Chinese Medicine, the pain is reduced at the same
time with the reduce of inflammation, improve of local blood
circulation or other changes in the diseased area of the body,
while the pain killer mostly works to block the signal
conduction to and back from the brain system. More kinds of the
medicine may be needed, such as anti-biotics, even
adrenocorticosteroids is needed to reduce inflammation. No
matter with the use of Chinese herbal therapy or with the use of
various conventional medicine, the sufferings of patient can be
released for a movement. This can be usually seen in the
treatment of arthritis. The pain may be released for hours,
days, or months.
In most cases, the herbal therapy or
acupuncture works and the symptoms will not come back later the
life. We can well tell that it is cured. However, in some other
cases, such as with chronic nasal sinusitis, or allergic nasal
sinusitis, the Traditional Chinese Medicine can help to reduce
the symptoms. The symptoms stop for the current year. It seems
that we can see that the Traditional Chinese Medicine works.
However, the problem comes back next year. People still have to
repeat their sufferings later next year: running nose, stiffness
in nose, continuous sneezing, running tears. In common
situation, we well say that, the treatment works, but can we say
that the disease has been “cured”?
You may ask me if there is really a cure
treatment for this year after year illness. You or your family
members may really have such allergic problems. We can tell you
that, the answer is very positive, but it depends on if your
doctor is well-knowledgeable enough and brave enough to really
What do I mean if your doctor is well
knowledgeable? I mean if he only learned the Traditional Chinese
from text book, or if he really studies (I mean studied!) the
Traditional Chinese Medicine bible (the name of the book is
“Huang Di Nei Jing”) and really let the concept in this book
guide his clinic work. I also question if he is brave enough,
since we know well that for some kinds of treatments, the doctor
has to risk some unpleasure sufferings created to the patients
during the treatment.
One of the example for this risk is when we
apply some kinds of herbal therapy, the patient may experience
sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Though we know that these
are the sweating therapy, vomiting therapy, vomiting therapy, or
diarrhea therapy to move the disease out of the body, it cause
extra suffering to the patients. We have to explain this to the
patients and we also need very close monitor to the extent of
the sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea. Over sweating, vomiting,
diarrhea may worse the current disease. One of the another
interesting things is that, we can use the Traditional Chinese
Medicine to transfer the inside disease (or abscess), such as
liver abscess, lung abscess, abdominal abscess, etc. to the
outside on the skin, and then treat it on the skin. It makes the
treatment easier and the response to the treatment more
observable, but we have to let patient know what is happening.
Sometimes, along with the improvement of
the body defense system, which we call it the Yang energy, our
body starts to correct the current disease. But, it may not only
correct the current problem which bothers the patient more, but
also the previous illness, though it may not show any clinic
symptoms at the movement. For example, if there is a patient who
suffers from cough and chest pain. With the treatment the cough
and chest pain subsided but the patient start to feel sneezing,
or cold feeling on his knees. It seems that his previous
sinusitis and arthritis on the knees come back after taking the
treatment. The patient may not be able to understand that his
previous sinusitis and the arthritis actually were not cured at
all. They are still there. Now, after the cure of the current
cough and chest pain, his body has stronger ability to solve the
hidden sinusitis and the arthritis. Without knowing and
understanding such possibility, the patient may quit the
treatment and think that the feelings on his nose and the knee
might be the side effects of the herbs!
This kind of situation may be more easily
happened with the use of the so called “Huo Sheng Pai” therapy.
This is a group of doctors who believes that the warm energy of
the body, e.g. the Yang energy, is the most important and the
leading factor to the health. Our body Yang energy is frequently
affected by the use of antibiotics and the hormone therapy in
the conventional medicine, and also by that of Qing Re Jie Du
herbs (these are groups of herbs with the effects of reducing
fever and functioning as antibiotics) in the Traditional Chinese
medicine by ordinary doctors. They believe that, without warm up
the Yang energy again, the release of the disease is only a
temporary phenomenon. But, with the warm of the Yang energy, the
hidden diseases in the body may come out one by one again,
though the pain and the sufferings are not exactly the same
level compared with the previous time with the diseases. The
more risk with such therapy is that the doctor has to use much
higher amount of some kinds of herbs, with the amount much
exceeds the government-established guidelines for the use of the
herbs. The maximum use of the herbs might be just about 20
grams, but in clinic, it has to be used to 200 grams! Who dares
to break the rule?
Now it is the time for the doctor to
decide, if he wish to take this risk in his carrier – if he
really knows how to practice such therapy!