April 18, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

traditional

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Today, we profile Dr. Shelley Ochs, a Beijing-based physician specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Dr. Ochs is a long-term American expat with an impressive educational background. An Honors BA in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, which led to a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Chinese Medicine and a Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. She has gone on to teach, train, interpret, and of course practice at more prestigious institutions than I have fingers and toes, both in America and China. She is currently practicing

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JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2021 Mar 24;9(3):e27406. doi: 10.2196/27406.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an integral part of mainstream medicine in China, with theories and practices that are completely different from modern medicine. TCM should not be ignored or confused with modern medicine in the analysis of the Chinese health care system, including the analysis of mobile health (mHealth) apps. To date, differences between TCM apps and modern medicine apps have not be systematically investigated.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically compare the quality of apps for TCM and modern medicine in China.

METHODS: In December

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A traditional healer attends Freedom Day celebrations in Kwa-Thema Township (near Johannesburg) in South Africa on April 27, 2019. Traditional African healing practices are still used to this day and considered as a means of treatment by the World Health Organization (WHO). (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

By Micha Green
AFRO D.C. Editor
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As a spiritual, self-identifying Christian, with a lot of knowledge and respect for other religious practices and theologies, this reporter has always understood the power of what the World Health Organization (WHO) defines as “traditional healing.” However, it was not until witnessing a traditional healing ceremony in South

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Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019, it has resulted in a sudden and significant number of hospitalizations and pneumonia-related deaths globally to date [1,2,3]. COVID-19 is associated with morbidity and mortality globally and has been defined as an “international emergency” and characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) [1]. Currently, this infection is prevalent in more than 215 countries. As of February 21, 2021, over 111.07 million confirmed cases and 2.46 million deaths resulting from COVID-19 have been reported globally [4]. The rapid spread of COVID-19 poses significant economic, social, and healthcare challenges worldwide.

The

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Have you ever asked yourself how people used to be treated before the coming hospitals, trained doctors and diagnostic machines? Alternative medicine and traditional herbs were the way to go. Some foods, such as the Adaptogenic mushrooms, were also known to be medicinal and people used to consume it when they sick. Despite the coming of modern medicine, alternative and traditional medicine is still being practiced in many parts of the world. What are some of the practices of traditional and alternative medicines? Here some of the collections of alternative medicine practices.

Diet and Herbs

Let your medicine be

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A paradigm for research into traditional medicine called ‘whole systems research’ started to catch on around the new millennium. Its aim was to surmount the difficulties arising out of traditional systems not fitting in with the modern medical research paradigm. It endeavoured to study traditional medical interventions as ones that embraced the complex ‘context’ in which they operated.

The potential of traditional systems has often been severely underplayed in the very countries where they originated. India is no exception. Our model of integrating modern and traditional medicine has been one that led to the subjugation of the latter in favour

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