Thursday, September 24, 2009
9/14/07: Eastern Medicine Goes West
"A Denver, Colorado practitioner of TCM, Martha Lucas, who has been running a private practice for nearly six years, adds that many of her patients express frustration with the rising cost of medical care, the side effects, the lack of individual care, and are often 'disappointed with the outcome' of modern medicine. 'People realize a pill doesn't always cure everything," she says. Part of the effectiveness of TCM is the approach, according to Ms. Lucas, which focuses on prevention and maintaining good health. TCM "looks for the cause of the pain -- and we treat that, not just the symptoms.'"