The practice of Integrative Chinese Medicine seems to be emerging in the Western world. This has been practiced in China since at least the middle of last century and now it seems to be gaining a new momentum with the advent of modern Integrative Medicine.
What is Integrative Chinese Medicine?
Integrative Chinese Medicine is a response to our modern health problems that mixes concepts of both the east and west. It’s aim is to provide the best approaches of both medical paradigms particularly into chronic and complex problems. In essence, it mixes aspects of both ancient Eastern medicine and modern Western medicine together. This system started in China since around half way last century and its the system used there as part of their main health system, including Integrative Eastern Western hospitals like the one I trained at in Shanghai.
What are the possible benefits?
One of its biggest advantages is that it gives two different views from a particular problem. On the one hand, we have the big picture of eastern medicine that allows us to see the integration of different parts of the body into a problem or a solution; and on the other hand, we have the western medicine view that gives us the minute important details into what is going within each system or organ.
The application of both systems might create a new treatment scenario that can cover the gaps that each medical system cannot cover on its own, which could provide a new more extensive and deeper health framework.
Why do we do it?
This is a response to the very chronic and highly complex cases that we see within the scopes of CFS, chronic infections and chronic inflammation; which render a multitude of other issues. My personal experience is that in modern times we might be seeing an increase in these areas due to our lifestyles and environmental changes, which require a new health paradigm.
How is this done and why?
Oscar works alongside other integrative medicine practitioners from other modalities which include western medicine (Integrative GP's); naturopaths; nutritionist's and dieticians; pathologists; physical therapy practitioners; mindfulness practitioners; and mental health support.
He also applies modern functional and integrative medicine approaches for which he is under constant training and learning. He integrates this methods together with the ancient schools that deal with infectious diseases, immune and gut health within Chinese medicine. This schools (Classical Chinese Medicine) incorporate the theories and treatment methods in these mentioned areas since at least 2000 years ago, which are also continually evolving.
About Dr Oscar Moreno, Reg. Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Integrative Chinese Medicine Practitioner.
Oscar has been practicing within Integrative Medicine for the past 8 years since he was a TCM Dr in Vitality Hub working alongside Dr Tania Ash amongst other Integrative GP's and naturopaths. He continues to do so at well stablished Integrative Medicine Centres.
One of his main goals is to promote and expand the practice of Integrative Chinese Medicine for our modern time needs.
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