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This may actually come as a surprise to many folks, but as Western or Allopathic Medicine continues to transition into our daily lives, Eastern Medicine is making quite the imprint on our future as well. In today’s article, we will discuss the newest of events to take the lead in a global transition into more Eastern Medicine practices.

The world cheers on as many long-term suffering veterans and patients unable to find relief through allopathic healthcare are now able to find a source of healing through alternative medicine, in forms of Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).


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As of June 2018, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) a practice in which physicians certified in TCM or Oriental Medicine can now diagnose and prescribe alternative methods of healing across the globe.

This is indicated within the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, ICD 11 – Chapter 26, and will be accepted worldwide as of January 2022. ICD codes are primarily for health care professionals to share information like diagnoses and treatment protocols with one another.

With only 3 years away, now 183 regions and countries and their insurance companies and physicians have some catching up to do! The practices of alternative healing within TCM include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Holistic Herbals Therapies
  • Eating For Healing Purposes
  • Qigong – Balancing Bodily Energy
  • The 5 Element Theory
    • Spleen is associated with Worry
    • Kidney is associated with Fear
    • Liver is associated with Anger
    • Heart is associated with Joy
    • Lung is associated with Grief

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For some countries, this is big news, and for others, like the USA & Germany, not so new at all. Germany currently offers Acupuncture courses in each of their 37 Medical schools, while the USA has up to 60 Nationally Accredited schools of Oriental Medicine available for choosing a career in the TCM profession.

In America, 50+ years of recording Acupuncture and results indicate that the CDC reports only minor safety precautions and in respect to pharmaceuticals, the evidence is likely that acupuncture is safer with the proper education and training by practitioners.

An example of how the WHO will recognize TCM diagnoses and treatments for specific illnesses would be:

– A patient comes in with anemia.

If they saw an allopathic doctor, they would receive a prescription for iron supplements and hopefully a mild laxative aid, as iron supplements are known to cause bowel stagnation and then, of course, repeat labs.

If the patient saw a well-trained acupuncturist or Doctor of Oriental Medicine, they would receive a diagnosis of “Heart-Blood-Deficiency“, which is what anemia is called in TCM, and a prescription for mineral-rich soups, blood cell promoting herbs and a diet of iron-rich foods. – 

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In conclusion, adding TCM to the realm of Health Care provides a solution for long-term sufferers who are looking for an alternative route in healing from Big Pharma and it’s nasty side effects. Health Care and Wellness, in general, is changing and improving through many avenues. Whether it is based on technology, chemically enforced or healing through nature, all aspects of our health and vitality need to be recognized and utilized to our benefit. The ultimate goal is to do no harm and restore balance.


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Sources: http://www.itmonline.org/arts/iron.htm