It’s great to see other educated people on this matter. It’s refreshing truly. The pulse diagnosis from a good practicioner always proves 100% and that is what I love about this art.82 wrote: ↑ Stereotype is not science but that's basically the only thing I read in this thread. When you hear Mayo started to provide TCM treatment, it's time to open your mind.
There is science behind TCM, but most have not been proven using modern methodology for the reasons I mentioned earlier, it doesn't mean they don't work or they are evil but since they didn't go thru large-scale systematic studies, we have to be careful when consider it as an option (Artemisinin is a rare exception because it saved so many lives). Nevertheless, you can find lots of small studies from reliable source, here are some meta-studies from H1N1 patients, for those who don't not know, Tamiflu is the drug of choice for H1N1. TCM Herbs is doing quite well compared to a multi-billions drug molecule. These aren't double-blind studies but good enough to support TCM as evidence based medi.
And here’s a study for fascinating TCM pulse diag
There is no wild animal involved in these studies, but be aware that some TCM treatments can be dangerous, especially if you have kidney condition. Always consult with your doctor and pharmacist first.
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I wont say TCM is unreliable and in fact I had tried it myself for the acupuncture and it did work for my neck pain ! As for looking for good advice you can probably use Google my business to search for nearby acupuncturist and dig in their review to find out!