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Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience
Posted by: Soleil.Li (IP Logged)
Date: November 05, 2008 12:55AM
I'm interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM).There are many foreigners come in China to do the acupuncture treatment,study TCM knowledge to touch traditional Chinese culture. I want to know some western tourists opinions on the TCM.

There are 20 questions to test western tourists experience on the TCM pharmacy(Beijing Tonrentang),if you have this experience,please try it,I only want to know your feeling experience and opinions.smiling smileyYOU can give your 20 answers directly on the forum.

You will answer 20 questions; the first 10 questions are what you expected when you go to the Beijing Tongrentang Pharmacy. Other 10 questions are your experience in the Tongrentang Pharmacy. Do this by picking up one of the seven numbers next to each statement, If you strongly disagree , circle 1.If you strongly agree , circle number 7.If your feeling are not strong, choose one of the numbers in the middle. There are not right or wrong answers. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
1. They should provide professional TCM consultation.
2. They should provide comfortable and safe TCM treatment for the customers.
3. They should give tourists some information about TCM knowledge before.
4. They should have promise of the security of TCM products and service.
5. They should have traditional facilities which tourists can touch Chinese culture.
6. Their employees should have patient to provide service when the customers have TCM questions.
7. Their employees should politely to the customers.
8. They should have unbelievable TCM symbol which can give customers strong impact.
9. They should have record customers needs and contact address for the future.
10. They should promise the service at time to be given to the customers.

1. They provide professional TCM consultation.
2. They provide comfortable and safe TCM treatment for the customers.
3. They give tourists some information about TCM knowledge before.
4. They have promise of the security of TCM products and service.
5. They have traditional facilities which tourists can touch Chinese culture.
6. Their employees have patient to provide service when the customers have TCM questions.
7. Their employees politely to the customers.
8. They have unbelievable TCM symbol which can give customers strong impact.
9. They have recorded customers’ needs and contact addresses for the future.
10. They promise the service at time to be given to the customers.

Re: Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience
Posted by: Minderbinder (IP Logged)
Date: November 15, 2008 08:39PM
hi Soleil,
although i'm a chinese and not aiming to bash you.
but i think the TCM ways are mostly close to pseudo science activities if not witchcrafts or voodooes.............eye rolling smiley

there are two kind of hosiptals in mainland china now, one the TCM hospital, one the westernized hospital. most people i know, would rather go to the later one.the finger smiley

Re: Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: December 08, 2008 12:31AM
TCM isn't on par with witchcraft. Some of it is a bit strange but most of it is just using herbs and natural remedies to cure illness, this has been done for thousands of years and works very well for most illnesses. Yes most Chinese like to go to the western style hospitals because it works quicker to dump three bags of anti-biotics into your body to cure a cold than to do it naturally but this practice of just putting huge amounts of anti-biotics into your body is VERY dangerous to the whole world as it's how viruses mutate and create plagues. There is a VERY good reason so many western doctors now don't want to prescribe anti-biotics and such so much, instead many of them are moving to more natural methods of fighting simple diseases and sicknesses.

Both TCM and Western Medicine have their uses relying on just one of the other solely is foolish.

Re: Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience
Posted by: Canuck (IP Logged)
Date: December 08, 2008 01:58AM
of course not, guess what? TCM is covered by my work benefit, which means i have allowance every year here in Canada to see TCM clinic and use that as alternative treatment, i do not have to pay anything. Same as Chinese Massage (Tuina) , I am covered thru my work… as I work at office, our province requires company like us to give employees allowance to see TCM, massage therapist … as you know, Canada is kinda of socialist country.

Acupuncture is covered by my provincial medical, which means government is paid for us to visit Chinese doctor..

my TCM Dr is a white male, Dr Wallance,who is trained in Guangzhou and opened clinic here, he is booked up all the time... I trust him more than my family doctor…doesn’t matter he is none Chinese, so what, he is registered with college of TCM, so I am fine.


what i am so disappointed that in China, my parents have to pay to see doctors, and in Canada, while Traditional Chinese Medicine is still kinda of debatable area, government already starts paying for it..

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/2008 02:03AM by Canuck.

Re: Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience
Posted by: Ltltalex73gtgt (IP Logged)
Date: December 30, 2008 10:19AM
From what my Chinese daughter-in-law has experienced with her self & herchildren some of it is dangerous & especially in the combinations / mixtures of things.
Much of it is pure ''Tradition'' & not healthy.



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