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Examining Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chi Theory Traditional Chinese medicine is thousands of years old and has literally more than a billion satisfied customers Many of its treatments and teachings are based on the effects of Chi a mystical form of bio-energy Peter Huston Today in America traditional Chinese medicine is undergoing something of a rebirth Although at first this seems curious from a historical perspective and seen in hindsight it is really not much of a surprise The history of Sino-American relations is in part a story of Americans looking to the East and interpreting a huge complex and to an outsider confusing culture in such a way that they see what they desire or fear the most Like a cosmic Rorschach test China has been many things including the Yellow peril the Red peril and paradoxically a land full of loving workers united in harmony and living in communes During the Depression to many the China market was going to save us and our economy Ronald Reagan once referred to China as a so-called Communist country when in fact it actually was and still is a Communist country Today many people often with good reason are apprehensive about modern scientific medicine Although it is undoubtedly one of the most effective forms of health care ever seen on earth there is little doubt that modern science has produced a system of care that can be frighteningly impersonal Too often the patient is reduced almost to the level of a defective machine while being cared for by an overworked staff of specialists with little chance to provide the patient with personal attention or emotional support Treatments tend to be invasive frighteningly complex in theory and practice and seem to function without any input from the patient The sterile hospital walls mysterious shots and capsules and complex machinery seem far removed from how nature intended us to live Occasionally we read of treatments
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