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Is there a way for a patient to work with both a chinese and western medical doctor at the same time?
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Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
More western medical doctors are receiving training in integrative and holistic medicine and may be knowledgeable about and therefore more comfortable with collaborating with healers of other traditions.
The university of arizona integrative fellowship is one such training program for mds another resource is the american board of integrative and holistic medicine.

In brief: Yes
More western medical doctors are receiving training in integrative and holistic medicine and may be knowledgeable about and therefore more comfortable with collaborating with healers of other traditions.
The university of arizona integrative fellowship is one such training program for mds another resource is the american board of integrative and holistic medicine.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Dr. Valencia Porter
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes, ideally the 2 should collaborate for your best benefit.
I know many md's/do's who are also trained in tcm (traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture). Still, there can be misunderstandings between the 2 areas, as some western doctors don't accept the idea that energy aspects could underlie physiology. Energy is such a basic precept in tcm that fruitful conversation can be difficult.

In brief: Yes
Yes, ideally the 2 should collaborate for your best benefit.
I know many md's/do's who are also trained in tcm (traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture). Still, there can be misunderstandings between the 2 areas, as some western doctors don't accept the idea that energy aspects could underlie physiology. Energy is such a basic precept in tcm that fruitful conversation can be difficult.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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