Introduction to Holistic Medicine
The word holistic is derived from the Greek word holos, meaning complete or unified, and refers to an approach which recognises that living systems must be regarded in their entirety, and that an organism is more than the sum of its parts. The holistic therapist treats the whole person, taking into account such factors as diet, environmental conditions, heredity and the psychic and psychological make-up of the individual.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Chinese Medicine is a system of medical care based on natural laws and spiritual understanding. There are many treatment modalities within this system. Acupuncture, elector-acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal, and dietary are the commonly utilised method. The process usually begins with an initial evaluation. Treatments are rendered on the same visit after evaluation.
Dr Otis Chiu and Chinese Medicine
I never assume that I can cure my patients. I prefer to see my relationship with the patient as a partnership. I am simply a consultant. We co-operate, collaborate and learn how to listen to each other. We learn how to listen to the body’s message and the message of the illness. I use professional experience, my knowledge, my intuition and my heart; together we try to discover the secret of life and the cause of your illness.