Episode notes: Today Ruth talks about the difference between traditional Chinese medicine and treatment in the USA and China.
Ruth is a stroke survivor sharing tips and advice for rehab, recovery and healthy living including nutrition, exercises, personal care, healing and maintaining a grateful attitude. She can be found online at http://stroke.global or onlineRehabilitation.org were she offers help to stroke survivors and caregivers.
Welcome back to the Healthy Life Podcast...well I thought today I’d address an often held belief head on. China! I understand all the political facts and arguments that are currently going on but this tends to be one of the most asked questions I get.
Treatment in China is different than what can be offered in the US. So people ask is that why people go to China for treatment? What is it that is different?
Let me begin by asking you a simple question - it happened to be one that one of our clients, a doctor and stroke survivor, asked...”where do you go to find the pyramids? ...Egypt!”
He was right! Egypt!
Just as you go to Egypt for pyramids so too the best Traditional Chinese Medicine is offered in China! Now, although there are many good acupuncturists in the US the fact remains when it comes to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) you must go to the source to get the very best. Hence why it’s called TCM. They have been using this medicine in China for over 4000 years quite effectively. Let me ask you another question...
"Who do you want treating you?" (How would you answer:)
I hope you would answer "Master" and that's the only level TCM Restoration deals with! Let’s face it.. it would be difficult if you just had to go and find the best.. here they arrange it for you! In the United States it's the AMA that regulates how medicine is practiced and determines what is acceptable. But there is no guarantee that you will have the best doctors... With new government oversight we often don't even get to choose or keep our doctors. It's also the FDA that approves and controls all medications and food supplements. Yes there are good things about that but many bad things too. Don’t get me started.... I could talk for hours on that subject alone!
The reality is that the type of TCM available and practiced in the US is limited. The TCM in China is vastly different and the TCM medications that are available in China are very limited in availability in the US and most times in formulations they are required to leave out vital and key ingredients just to get them approved and then imported into the US. I know... many people will tell me they are seeing a Chinese doctor... or one who was trained in China. Question: do we export the very best doctors to practice overseas....
I get it.. I hear you but this same client (the US doctor) researched for months and went to the best facilities and physicians in the U.S. with the same results... none of them provided the results or hope that he received in treatment in China.
Just to be clear you control the results of your treatment and they are dependent upon several key things:
Most people get discouraged in their rehab and are told they must be content. Well, the primary reason rehabilitation produces limited results is that it is forced and begun when healing has not. It is why after 3 years of rehabilitation failures I could get healing and restoration. It is a personal question that each of us has to answer for ourselves... what is healing and restoration worth to us?
Well it’s time to close for today...Thanks so much for joining me and remember to visit the stroke.global ( “onlinerehabilitation.org” ) web site often and give us your feedback! I also hope you’ll join me tomorrow...
As always it’s an honor and a pleasure sharing with you today.... thank you! I pray that you’ve enjoyed this podcast... we keep it brief so it’s easy to add to your day... we are on iTunes, Spreaker, & Google Play and have links on our stroke.global page... please subscribe it boosts us in the ratings and helps us rise in the ranks so we can continue these stroke survivor podcasts.
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