Why Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine is a functional medicine-
Functional medicine is concerned with helping you to live and enjoy your life with more comfort and ease - whether that is decreasing pain, increasing range of motion, or being able to sleep better. It isn't concerned with whether your laboratory test results are considered "normal" or not, but rather whether you feel better and can function better.
Chinese Medicine is patient-focused-
Biomedicine is disease focused.
Chinese Medicine treats you as an individual-
It employs time-tested strategies and treatments that are applied according to the unique condition of each individual patient. Biomedicine uses protocols regardless of situation or individual differences.
Chinese Medicine works to promote and improve your body's natural healing powers-
Most pharmaceuticals suppress or mask symptoms. Decreasing symptoms can give relief, but true healing does not always occur. Chinese medicine works to get to the root of the problem and solve it.
Chinese Medicine has minimal or no side effects-
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary therapy and Qigong work with the body's systems to restore health. Thus, side effects are minimal or non-existent, and never dangerous. This is a major difference with Biomedicine and specifically with pharmaceutical drugs which have a multitude of side effects.
Chinese Medicine is safe-
Chinese Medicine is the oldest continually practiced medical system in the world with several thousand years of clinical experience. Compare that to Biomedicine in which a good clinical trial study lasts for only five years and most side effects are only discovered after the drug has been released to the market.
Chinese Medicine excels in treating chronic conditions-
Since Chinese Medicine encourages your body to function properly and heal itself, it actually can improve long-standing conditions without creating side effects. Compare that to Biomedicine treating a chronic condition in which you take pharmaceuticals with side effects for which you take other pharmaceuticals which create more side effects.