Combining Alternative Methods with Western Technology
Western medicine has been slow in accepting Chinese and other alternative methods of healing and disease prevention, but most physicians educated in the west are now combining the techniques they learned in medical school with some of the known benefits of alternative medicine.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a prominent surgeon frequently seen on the popular Oprah Winfrey Show, recently said that he uses the Eastern methods of reflexology and massage on each of his patients that undergo surgery.
Dr. Oz said that he’s found the healing process after surgery to be accelerated when using these techniques. He’s certainly not the only one to embrace this valuable way of thinking as more surgeons look to therapies such as Reiki to help their patients heal.
Reiki, an Asian energy therapy, is said to help put the body back into balance after a serious illness or surgery. This tradition requires a therapist who is trained on how to touch 12 to 15 points on the body to help relieve pain and stress associated with an illness or surgery.
Chinese research has recently said that combining Western and Eastern medical techniques was a good thing for both the patient and medical research in general. For example, research shows that a combination of Chinese herbs and radiation therapy for cancer patients can greatly reduce the number of tumors and enhance the immune system while receiving radiation.
Also contained in the Chinese research reports was proof that acupuncture does affect the central nervous system by releasing endorphins (pleasure hormones) from the brain and other areas of the body.
These hormones are known to promote the health of the organs in our bodies. The simple act of daily meditation can promote immune system defense cells such as T-Cells that kill harmful viruses.
Critics claim that many Chinese therapies (such as meditation) are the result of the placebo effect, but little by little, new findings from both Western and Eastern sources are proving them wrong.
In order to combine the best of both the Western and Eastern philosophies, an understanding must be reached that addresses lifestyle. The Eastern philosophy embraces prevention of disease by cultivating a more healthful lifestyle through diet and exercise, whereas the Western philosophy tends to treat illnesses only after they appear, with little thought to prevention or psychological support.
Now, more physicians are combining traditional Chinese medicine and other alternative methods with Western medicine techniques to help their patients. It’s believed that over one-third of Americans use some type of alternative medicine practice to complement conventional medical practices.
Studies and research are happening every day that justify taking a much closer look at alternative methods for health care. You can tune into the news daily to learn of yet another positive aspect to using alternative health therapies to promote and maintain your health.
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