The building is rich in cultured design and architecture featuring dark wood through out and what appears to be original wood floors. The walls are lined with high cabinetry filled with drawers. Display cases are everywhere with different natural herbs, roots, barks, bugs/worms etc.. all are a part of the natural healing remedies.
According to Richard R. Wertz, TCM is largely based on the philosophical concept that the human body is a small universe with a set of complete and sophisticated interconnected systems. In our western world we are programmed to believe the only way to find a diagnosis for an ailment is by running a series of lab tests which include blood work. But, is there any merit to old Chinese medicine ways where for example the pulse is read? What about a diagnosis based on smell and hearing? I myself am not opposed to alternative medicine in some cases.
In the following photo you’ll see technicians mixing different herbs based on a prescription.
One of various waiting pavilions. Much different from a Dr.’s waiting room in the states.
There is currently no real cure for Psoriasis. The disease can be controlled with synthetic man-made protein; but, what if the cure is really hidden within the shells of natural remedies?
There is a great article you can read, here, written by Richard R. Wertz. There’s a plethora of information in his well written and informative article. Whether you are a believer in TCM or alternative medicine or not, the fact that this type of medicine is an integral part of the Chinese culture makes it well worth my time and effort to learn about it. Enjoy!