The Coronavirus and Traditional Chinese Medicine It is strange days we live in. This is the most common sentence you hear these days. Strange indeed, no one has experienced anything like this before. To add to the confusion, things are changing fast. I actually wrote this blog two weeks ago ( can you remember these [...]
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Salads, exercise and sex-when East and West clash What is good and healthy for us? What to do, what not to do? What to eat, what not to eat? There is so much advice available out there and much of it is contradictive. Personally, I tend to stick with Chinese Medicine wisdom. After all, it [...]
Should Complementary Medicine be used on the NHS? Hello everyone! After trying to deal with the heavy comprehensive and emotionally charged issue of the NHS existential pathology in my last post, this time we are going to focus on one aspect: should Complementary medicines like Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Homeopathy etc be used on our NHS? It’s [...]
So, What Is Wrong With The NHS? Brexit aside, the NHS is probably the subject most likely to divide opinions in Britain these days. You can hear it referred to as “the best healthcare system in the world” and also as “outdated, inefficient and not fit for purpose”. You can hear stories about inadequate [...]
The Great British Med Off V. Stress, anxiety, mood disorders and sleep. Hi everyone! Today I am going to discuss a group of conditions that is close to my heart. Generally, we can refer to them as conditions of the mind. They include stress, anxiety, mood disorders (depression, irritability, bipolar disease etc) and insomnia (sleep [...]
THE GREAT BRITISH MED OFF: IV Lungs and Airways Conditions, Allergies and Hayfever Hello everybody. It’s nice to be back again writing about Health issues rather than Politics – although I have to admit it was fun to write my last one! Fun may be an exaggeration. Let’s say it sometimes feels good to get [...]
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Brexit As promised, we are taking a break from the Great Med Off series. I’ll be back covering Western and Chinese medicines next time, but today I am going to discuss the issue which is on almost everyone’s mind-Brexit. For the love of God, WHY??? Nobody wants to hear yet [...]
The Great British Med Off! Digestive System Disorder 2 In today’s post I am going to conclude the discussion we started in the last one: the treatment of digestive system conditions using Western Medicine (WM) versus Chinese Medicine (CM). Meds and operations versus Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, which one is more effective? I hope you’re [...]
Digestive System Conditions (Part One) In today’s post we are going to have a close look at the treatment of digestive system conditions from the point of view of Western Medicine (WM) and Chinese Medicine (CM- and including Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine). This particular area may demonstrate more vividly the difference between the [...]
The Great Med Off 2: Musculoskeletal related pain conditions In today’s post we are carrying on where we left off last time: trying to compare Chinese Medicine (CM) and Western Medicine (WM), from the point of view of effectiveness of treatment. In this post I am going to discuss a very common group of ailments- [...]