Q1: What is Oriental Medicine?
Oriental medicine is a form of medicine that deals with the root cause of the human complaint and it does not only deal with or treat the manifestation of the medical complaint.
Q2: Please give me an example for above answer
Six people go to the GP with a headache – they will receive exactly the same tablet. From an oriental medical point of view the title of the complaint of these six people is also a headache but the root cause of their complaint is completely and totally different as will be their treatment.
Q3: What is a General Oriental Practitioner?
A General Oriental Practitioner is a person who treats any medical condition naturally without any drugs or prescription medication
Q4: How does a General Oriental Practitioner treat people and their conditions?
A General Oriental Practitioner treats the human body holistically and from every aspect
Q5: What are these aspects mentioned above?
The following aspects: Structural, functional, emotional, mental, psychological & sexual
Q6: How does a General Oriental Practitioner diagnose?
Although there is a variety of ways to diagnose the main diagnosis will be formed through checking the tongue, pulse, complexion, posture, ears, etc.
Q7: What does the treatment involve?
The treatment involves Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Exercise, Breathing exercises and instructions, Yoga, NLP, and Dietary advice and instructions
Q8: How many sessions do I need?
How many sessions someone needs depends on their condition. The longer the person has the condition, the more sessions will be needed. It also depends on how many different conditions someone has when they come to the clinic
Q9: What is in the needles used for acupuncture treatments?
There is nothing in the needles.
Q10: If there is nothing in the needles, how does the treatment work and what does the needle do?
The treatment will bring balance back to the person’s body by harmonizing the yin and the yang. In return this will harmonize the person from every aspect mentioned above (please refer to Q5)
Q11: When will I notice or feel the result?
This depends on two factors
1 The more continuous you are following the instructions and exercise given during treatment, the faster you will see a result
2 Because the treatment and the process are natural every individual responds to the treatment differently, e.g. Three women start fertility treatment on the same day at the same time. One woman gets pregnant after one week – one after two months the third after a year.
Q12: If all three women are treated at the same time on the same day why is one of them responding to the treatment faster than the other two?
The more emotional involvement the person has with their physical condition the longer it takes for the person to achieve their aim and goal. The reason here for is that from an oriental perspective, and from an Eastern philosophy point of view, emotions are compared to layers of an onion. E.g. if one of the women is sad for a week (acute sadness) with infertility, her condition is easier to treat and resolve. She is considered to be at the first layer of the onion. Another woman also suffers from sadness with infertility but is so to speak on the tenth layer of the onion as she is sad for a long period of time (this is called emotional chronic sadness). This condition and emotional state will take a longer time to treat.
Q13: What is the difference between treating a man or a woman from an oriental perspective?
The difference is that no matter what complaint women come to the clinic with their period needs to be treated too. This plays a major role in their health in general including resolving the complaint they are presenting themselves to the clinic with. That explains why it is much easier from an oriental perspective to treat a woman than treating a man regarding any medical condition. E.g. considering a 22 year old man who has epilepsy and a 22 year old woman, it is much easier to treat the woman for the condition as she can be treated through the process of her period and ovulation, this applies to any medical condition.