Here is my short discussion on the foundational principles in building trust and respect in doctor-patient interactions from the Shen-Hammer model, including pulse and other diagnostics, in framing narratives around patients’ experiences of symptoms and dis-ease, as well as on the topic of zhuyou 祝由 (incantatory medicine).
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MRI confirms that acupuncture stimulates cartilage repair in knee osteoarthritis patients.
Source: Acupuncture Repairs Knee Arthritis Cartilage Damage
Acupuncture outperforms ibuprofen for knee osteoarthritis.
Source: Acupuncture Beats Ibuprofen For Knee Arthritis
This year an intriguing discovery was made. Apparently, we humans can absorb herbal energy from plants. This theory has been in the works for a long time by the ones who practice alternative medicine, but
Source: Humans Draw Energy From Each Other the Same Way Plants Do
Acupuncture is formally recommended by the American College of Physicians.
Source: It’s Official: Acupuncture Doctor Approved
Contemporary Oriental Medicine®
Contemporary Oriental Medicine® (COM), is a dynamic, integrated model of diagnosis and treatment based on the experience of master physicians John Shen OMD and Leon Hammer MD; it includes aspects of TCM and classical Chinese writings. COM revives forgotten patterns of Chinese Medicine, yet is an evolving medicine adapting to modern health issues. This methodology, developed by Dr Hammer, includes an in-depth diagnosis focused on Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, and a distinctive approach to the patient’s history and experience of life. COM makes possible an individualized course of treatment by enabling the practitioner to delineate an individual from their disease. Finally, COM is a unique method of evaluating the patient’s condition, diagnosis, and intervention based on critical thinking. It leads to an organized hierarchy which identifies root causes, immediate interventions, referrals, life style counseling and treatment methods.
Classical Chinese Medicine
Classical Chinese Medicine relies on the understanding that health requires balance and the capacity to change and adapt, especially to the cycles and rhythms of nature. Failure to do so enables imbalance to set in and the ensuing disease process, which can never be separated from the uniqueness of the individual him/herself. Classical Chinese Medicine adds exponential complexity and subtlety to the diagnoses, strategies and treatment options available. It incorporates the full range of the meridian systems, including the sinew, divergent, luo, primary and eight extraordinary meridians.
Classical Pulse Diagnosis, incorporating diagnostic criteria for each of the channel systems and organ system interrelationships and directionality, the virtues of the organ systems and personality type adds increased precision to diagnoses and treatment.
by Ann Tomoko Rosen
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
On a recent trip to Costa Rica I discovered that fear has found its way to my “happy place” – or rather it infected it with Zika virus hysteria. This had been coming, I suppose – with the influx of ex-pats come modern conveniences and the comforts of home and I have felt the world creeping in little by little. Alas, the discomforts of home have also arrived… in the form of pandemic fears.