Author: He B
Conference/Journal: 4th World Congress on Qigong & 4th American Qigong Assoc Conf
Date published: 2001
Other: Special Notes: Sponsored by the East West Academy of Healing Arts, 530 Bush Street, Suite 202, SF, CA 94108 , Word Count: 160
Traditional western medicine has an emphasis on curing disease and focuses mainly on symptoms of the disease. The diagnosis and treatment is primarily physician centered. The patient follows the physicians advice. There is an opportunity for misdiagnosis and misuse of drugs in this type of approach because the physician relies on the patient to control their medication. Also there may be adverse reactions to drugs. Self-healing and the holistic health approach is based on Qigong; and the health recovery medicine, which is contrary to Western medicine. This is a very old, but new approach to medicine which makes the patient the center of healing. The patient actively participates in his/her own healing. This form of healing is not focused on certain affected parts of the body, but the whole body, mind and spirit. The purpose is to adjust the whole body and return to the real sense of healing. No opportunity for misdiagnosis and or side effects of drugs.