History of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are Time-Tested and Proven
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and related Alternative Medicine as practiced by Dr. John Barrett in Los Angeles, CA is the only evidence based medicine with clinical results recorded in writing for over 2000 years. That means the acupuncture points, the herbs, and tui na (traditional physical therapies) used in your treatments are time-tested and proven. This equates to very safe and effective treatments.
Since Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are not a fad in Los Angeles, CA, or one person’s theory in any part of the world, you can be positive that nobody is going to discover some unknown adverse effect in future years. The rigors of 2000 years of clinical results gives us more assurance than even the FDA can provide.
History of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Prior to the ancient Greeks and Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, Western Medicine and Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and related Alternative Medicine shared much in common. However, from that time onward Western Medicine focused on understanding the human body and its organs as stand alone mechanical functions. This is known as allopathic medicine. At the same time Traditional Chinese Medicine focused to understand the human body as a whole. This is known as holistic medicine and is available throughout Los Angeles, CA.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is Unique as it is the Only Form of Medicine to Recognize the Concept of Qi.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is unique as it is the only form of medicine to recognize the concept of qi. Although an ancient concept with many philosophical applications, when referring human physiology from a modern scientific view, Qi is an electromagnetic field that flows parallel to our blood vessel and nerves. Since neves and blood have and electromagnetic component this should be no big surprise. In fact when someone is happy and content, we say they are glowing. Blood circulation, nerve conduction and qi are interdependent. Improving one, improves the others. By recognizing qi to diagnose and treat, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can achieve results that are not possible with other forms of medicine.
Circulation, nerve conduction and qi flow can be improved through the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, or physical medicine. There are instances where one modality may be advantageous, or other cases, where two or all three can be effectively used at the same time.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine vs. Western Medicine
Although Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and related Alternative Medicine are wondrous, it is not fair to say that they are superior to Western Medicine. While Western Medicine can boast about organ transplants, Traditional Chinese Medicine may reverse the effects of the common cold. While antibiotics may be superior in quickly fighting infections, Traditional Chinese Medicine may offer medication free relief of pain, restore fertility and treat many illnesses. While Western Medicine may replace a knee,Traditional Chinese Medicine may extend the usefulness of an original knee. The comparisons are endless. One can see that true integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine is the optimal solution.
Although Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine have already been integrated into the national healthcare systems of Australia, Europe and Asia, we are fortunate to see this process happening here in Los Angeles and throughout the United States where both forms of medicine are practiced according to some of the highest standards in the world. Truly, we are experiencing an unprecedented breakthrough in healthcare.
Dr. Johh Barrett Provides a Most Comprehensive Approach to Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Barrett has trained in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and related Alternative Medicine and Western Medicine in Los Angeles, CA and in China. He is on staff at Cedars Sinai and is licensed to order blood tests, x-rays, MRI’s, advise on nutrition, and make referrals to other physicians. Dr. John Barrett understands western pharmaceuticals and their compatibility with herbal medicines. He can explain the nature of your disease through the eyes of both Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Whether you suffer from a serious disease, pain, or simply trying to become pregnant, he can help. Seeing Dr. John Barrett means state of the art healing and a most comprehensive approach to Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and related Alternative Medicine in Los Angeles, CA.
For your convenience we are proud to present The History of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Being trained in both Eastern & Western Medicine, Dr. Barrett is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has a private practice at the Century City Medical Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.