The doctrines of Chinese medicine are rooted in books such as the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon and the Treatise on Cold Damage, as well as in cosmological notions like yin-yang. Starting in the 1950s, these precepts were modernized in the People’s Republic of China so as to integrate many anatomical and notions with scientific medicine.
A quote from the Yellow Emperor’s Classics of Medicine, follows “A good healer cannot depend on skill alone. The healer must have correct attitude, sensitivity, compassion and a sense of responsibility.” Another quote from the same text: “A physician needs to possess a moral conscience, ethical conduct and a compassionate attitude toward those in need of attention. In all interactions with patients, the physical is always composed, takes the necessary time, remains objective, and performs every procedure with the utmost care and precision.”
…The FDA has acknowledged that TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is part of an efficacious and complete medical system as involving “whole systems of theory and practice that have evolved independently from or parallel to allopathic (conventional) medicine” The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in association with the FDA listed TCM as a “complete medical system” and represents healing techniques which tap the mind, body, spirit. TCM is a thorough integrative process defining holistic care.
— from http://dr-jordan.com/natural-medicine/traditional-chinese-medicine/
Jeffrey Russell is a practitioner of Chinese herbalism and acupuncture. You can contact him at his clinic, Abacus Chinese Medicine, in Louisville, KY at 502 299-8900.