From young, I have always visited doctors who practice Western medicine. Up till today I still do.
For the past year or so, my bouts of dizziness struck me so often that they are disrupting my life and career. A number of friends, colleagues and family members suggested visiting Chinese Sinsehs who may be able to build up my weak body constitution. I have always hesitated visiting Chinese Sinsehs primarily because I have little faith in TCM. Herbs and extracts of strange insects disgust me.
But the frequency of my dizziness left me with no other alternative especially when the Western specialist was unable to prescribe me with a remedy. I decided to cast aside my apprehension towards TCM and have a go at it.
Yesterday, I visited Chung Hwa Medical Centre hoping to find remedies to my frequent dizziness. After consulting with the Sinseh, I was treated with facial acupunture and gua sha on my shoulders. Very honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by the effects acupunture and gua sha had on me. At first I thought this was pyschological as I went in with the belief that I will get a cure somehow. And therefore, I may have thought the sudden level of alertness (which I have never experienced before) and the relaxed muscles were all part of a mind game I battled myself with. However, the effects lasted even up to today (it had been more than a day). I am thoroughly impressed by the effects TCM have on me.
Of course my perception on TCM has changed drastically but I have many more follow up sessions to attend before I truly see the results of TCM. I reckon TCM is not for everyone but there is definitely no harm trying. It may work wonders when you least expect it ;)