AdmiralJim wrote:Hi there,
I have training in western medicine and I am curious if there have been any randomised control studies conducted using Tibetan Medicine. I know studies have been done regarding certain chinese medical treatments. for instance the efficacy of chinese acupuncture in rheumatic conditions has been well verified.
AdmiralJim wrote:I understand what you are saying edearl and i am glad we live in an era of aneasthesia but there are western medical practices which will appear brutal it is a matter of viewpoint, for instance endoscopies going into the stomach are given with light sedation or numbing throat spray in 50 years time it will be viewed as brutal. and within my generations time even western medicine has changed for example for tumours of the breast in the 1970s the only treatment was radical mastectomy which involved cutting away the breast and underlying muscle tissue, thankfully this has changed to relatively minor cancerous lump removal in those patients where the cancer is small enough because of the advances made in radiotherapy and chemotherapy, so it is merely a matter of perspective
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