Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which came to us from the depth of the centuries, formed into a united, orderly and self-sufficient medical system and this is undeniable. Since about the mid last century, physicians-enthu
Chinese medicine, so closely connected to nature and its cycles, is itself a symbol of harmony, balance of emotions, spirit and body. Therefore, it can be described rather with the term “art”, than “science”, as Hippocrates said of medicine in ancient time: “Medicina ars nobilissima”, though he had in mind just western practice of medicine.
Harmonious theoretical fundamentals, practices of self-regulation, special life philosophy, rules of healthy nutrition and regime – all of these aspects of TCM enable a human to avoid diseases and to lengthen his life in many ways. But the main task of a physician who has skills both of western and Chinese medicine is to heal a patient when the disease has already occurred. It is not important for a patient how his diagnosis sounds – “stagnation of qi” or “vegetative dysfunction” – the main thing is the result of treatment.
Whichever academic ranks and regalia we have, it all matters in a single moment – at the patient’s bedside or, which happens more often, at a clinic consultation before a patient. When a physician should give some prescription quickly and professionally which will work one hundred percent and the patient will feel it clearly.
As with any profession, genuine treasure is experience of the teachers. Experience in speciality of practicing physicians having long service who helped thousands and thousands of people and who have no doubts in accuracy of their methods and algorithms.
Modern researches “at the cutting edge” of science have equal importance when it becomes possible to “measure” the ancient Chinese medicine terms through laboratory and instrumental studies, adhering to evidence-based medicine. Postulates of ancient empirical systems, being united with achievements of modern researchers, give an impulse for new discoveries and rethinking of concepts of “health”, “life quality” and “life sustaining”.
Knowledge of TCM is described in detail in state textbooks of China, which are used in studies of students and physicians and which are of tremendous practical value. But there is a deeper layer of information ciphered in hieroglyphs themselves, when a single hieroglyph like an artist’s canvas is able to reflect a lot of shades of operation of some ingredient or acupoint. The next, deeper underlying message lays in the sphere of philosophy, spatial-temporal cycles… Thus, hoaxes, conjectures and false so called “secrets” have always surrounded Chinese medicine due to its depth and diversity, and, therefore, sometimes difficulties in understanding its postulates by western physicians.
And only a practicing physician who studies permanently is able to make Chinese medicine understandable, to emphasize the principal and the minor, to be a strategist and tactician at the same time catching keenly response of an organism to one or another therapeutic intervention and making a synthesis of methods of Chinese and western medicine in the work.
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