Germans are turning to Chinesemedicine in droves, and one coulddefinitely say that an Eastwind is blowing. GiventhatWesternmedicine is fastreaching its limits and thatnaturopathicmedicine is all the rage, in recentyearstraditionalChinesemedicine, acupuncture, and moxibustionhavebecomeincreasinglypopular in Germany and all overEurope. It’s such a hot fieldthatphysicians in Western-medicineclinics are rushing to studyacupuncture and moxibustion (morethan 50% of privateclinicsofferacupuncturetreatment), and evensanatoriums, hotels and publichospitals are vyingwitheachother to establishChinesemedicinedepartments. Manymedicinecentersbegin to offeracupuncture, and traditionalChinesemedicine to alleviatenausea and othersideeffects of chemo- and radiotherapy in cancerpatients. According to DoctorDieterMelchart, traditionalChinesemedicine, acupuncture, and moxibustionhavebeenwidelyadopted in Germany for quitesometime. From the perspective of Westernmedicine, any treatmentmust be subjected to rigorousscientificverification. Therefore, as far back as 1982, whenChinesemedicinegraduallybegan to win popularity, manyuniversitymedicalcenters in Germanydrew up plans to carry out long-termevaluations, inspections, and analyses of Chinesemedicine in Germany. Thesemedicalcentershavediscoveredthatacupuncture and moxibustion are effective in treatingpainfulillnesses. Accordingly, a number of GermanhealthinsurancecompaniesthatcoverChinesemedicinecostshavecommissionedmedicalcenters at severaluniversities to make a thoroughevaluation, on the basis of whichtheyplan to expandtheirfuturecoverage. Thisstatisticalanalysis of 9400 privateclinics and 50 hospitalscostseveralmillioneuros and is the mostextensiveeverconducted in the world.
【題組】31. Which in the following is TRUEabout the function of acupuncture and traditionalChinesemedicine?
(A) Acupuncturehelpscure the patient of cancer.
(B) Acupuncture is as effective as the radiotherapy.
(D) Nausea is a sideeffect of chemotherapy.
Melissa Lai 國三下 (2014/06/28 16:52) Many medicine centers begin to offer acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate nausea and other side effects of chemo- and radiotherapy in cancer patients.