Germans are turning to Chinese medicine in droves, and one could definitely say that an East wind is blowing. Given that Western medicine is fast reaching its limits and that naturopathic medicine is all the rage, in recent years traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and moxibustion have become increasingly popular in Germany and all over Europe. It’s such a hot field that physicians in Western-medicine clinics are rushing to study acupuncture and moxibustion (more than 50% of private clinics offer acupuncture treatment), and even sanatoriums, hotels and public hospitals are vying with each other to establish Chinese medicine departments. 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.
According to Doctor Dieter Melchart, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and moxibustion have been widely adopted in Germany for quite some time. From the perspective of Western medicine, any treatment must be subjected to rigorous scientific verification. Therefore, as far back as 1982, when Chinese medicine gradually began to win popularity, many university medical centers in Germany drew up plans to carry out long-term evaluations, inspections, and analyses of Chinese medicine in Germany.
These medical centers have discovered that acupuncture and moxibustion are effective in treating painful illnesses. Accordingly, a number of German health insurance companies that cover Chinese medicine costs have commissioned medical centers at several universities to make a thorough evaluation, on the basis of which they plan to expand their future coverage. This statistical analysis of 9400 private clinics and 50 hospitals cost several million euros and is the most extensive ever conducted in the world.
【題組】31. Which in the following is TRUE about the function of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine?
(A) Acupuncture helps cure the patient of cancer.
(B) Acupuncture is as effective as the radiotherapy.
(C) Cancer patients always feel nausea.
(D) Nausea is a side effect 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.