Roberto González MD.
Bachelor - Surgeon: Faculty of Medicine U.N.A.M. Specialty in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. Doctorate in the Institute of Basic Theory of the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology of Beijing 2006-09. Practice as an acupuncturist in public institutions and privately since 1980 (more than 35 years) to date. Assistant Professor Department of Human Ecology, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, 1978-1979. Professor of the specialty in human acupuncture IPN: National School of Medicine and Homeopathy. Tenured Professor of Acupuncture since 1992 (24 years) to date. Member of the Acupuncture Technician Group of the Inter-Institutional Commission for the Training of Human Resources in Health CIFRHS. President of the Ibero-Latin American Federation of Acupuncture Medical Societies. (FILASMA)
THE CHALLENGE OF RECONCILING TRADITION WITH MODERN SCIENCE
Traditional Chinese medicine MTC (中医 zhong yi), is undoubtedly, worldwide, the most used, vigorous, current, effective, current, and with more future of all traditional medicines. It is interesting to know why you have these qualities.
The MTC one way to understand it, is that it is the application of China's ancient philosophy to the health disease phenomenon, its base is China's natural science, which was consolidated about 2000 years ago, the MTC at that time formed a very theoretical system solid and since then it has guided the medical attention with enough therapeutic solidity. This medicine has been built by millions of well-meaning health professionals, who have recorded their knowledge in thousands of works, it has over 60,000 titles of medical works, many of them disappeared over time, but influenced many minds who have built this wonderful medicine. TCM, has its own anatomy, physiology, etiology, physiopathology
and of an entire arsenal of therapeutic, preventive, rehabilitating and health enhancing procedures. Acupuncture is the best known in the West, but the most applied in China is the herbalist, it is available knowledge of more than 5000 products studied in a particular way; the application in the clinic is based on one or more formulas, more than 80,000 master formulas are known. On the other hand there is a wide range of other procedures among which stand out: the massage known as tui na and an mo, exercises such as qi gong, moxibustion, guasha, tajiquan (therapeutic), etc. None of these procedures is applied empirically, is guided by a particular diagnostic system known as syndromic differentiation, a therapeutic goal is determined and each procedure must be identified a function, which must conform to the therapeutic goal, adapted at all times the treatment according to time, place and person. TCM due to its own characteristics is highly empathic and can be used in the clinic in an integrative way with other medicines. Currently in China, there are more than 40 universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where besides studying undergraduate level, there are masters, doctorates and postdocs. In the hands of a good professional, it is effective, safe, and can be applied in a wide range of pathologies. There is extensive research done in both the East and the West, its mechanisms of action, and there is ample evidence of its usefulness in the management of current man's pathology. We must study more deeply this jewel of the human intellect.
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