Western and Eastern Medicine: A Tale of Two Doctors

Posted August 07, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under oriental medicine, western medicine

Editor's Note: The following is a fictional story and is not meant to portray any actual people nor to give medical advice.  Dolores is a 34-year old married mother in Miami with 3 children. Recently, she lost her job and is stressed about her family being able to pay bills. She needs a new job, but knows she lacks the skills that will make her competitive in the job market. She’s not sleeping well and begins having arguments with her husband, which only makes her feel worse. She has also been overeating and spends a large part of her day on social media, instead of actively looking for a new job. Eventually, she just spends as much time in bed as possible. Dolores’ husband definitely notices the mood change and suggests that she should go see a doctor. Dolores knows she has the option of seeing either Dr. West or Dr. East. The two doctors are smart people, but have different approaches to treatment: … Read More

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