Tag Archives: chinese medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine on MedTalk

Last January 28, Dr. Stanley Chua and myself were featured on Solar News Channel’s show “MedTalk”.  It was actually already my second time on the show.  Previously though, the show lasted only a half hour.  Now, we had a full hour. Here’s the full telecast courtesy of YouTube (link) It was actually amazing how many […]

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Medicine or Food Supplement? Where Do Chinese Herbs Belong?

The hot topic of the month here in the Philippines is the polarization of the medical profession when it comes to the use of Stem Cell Therapy.  While I do not wish to further contribute to this polarization, I find that my personal discussions with other physicians with regards to this matter always end up […]

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The Elemental Language of Chinese Medicine

Much has been discussed with regards to the use of elemental language in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  To proponents, it seems to be a cause for unnecessary apologetics; to skeptics, a seeming weak link through which to try to break the chain of credibility.  I humbly hope that my two cents on this topic might […]

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Top Five Chinese Medicine Books for Patients

Listy time! There are many books about Chinese medicine and acupuncture books out there.  My wife once joked that I have more books about them in my library than I do about western medicine.  Truly, they are indeed a treasure trove of knowledge.  There comes a time however, when I actually have to recommend books […]

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Beyond the Point

Today I would like to write a bit about one glaring observation I have made about many people who wish to study acupuncture. A typical acupuncture introductory course would undoubtedly begin with coverage of the basic theories of Oriental Medicine. This should be obvious as acupuncture evolved from and developed alongside Oriental Medicine as a […]

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