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China has often been on the front line of medical advances both in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western style medicine.

During my 18 years in China I have experianced both the good and the bad of Chinese medical services, just today I have had accupuncture and hot cupping in one of Shanghai's biggest hospitals, I have no idea how it works but it does, and had the usual wonderful service from the friendly Dr. Qi, I have also had a keyhole surgery performed on me on an op only done at two hospitals in the world, that was a private hospital here in Shanghai and again the results were wonderful.

I have also experianced the down side when doctors prescribe unneeded things in order for the hospital to earn more money, two of the favourites for this are vitamin injections, fine but mostly not needed, and a saline drip, agian does no harm but not needed.

The UK has a very good health service but getting to see a General Practioner is getting more and more of a lottery with appointments not easy to come by and the waiting times to see a specialist are often too long, here in China getting to see a Doctor is just a case of getting there early and joining the queue, boring but it seems to work.

Have you experiance of medicine and doctors in China? How does it compare to the service in your homeland? What things can you get in China that you can not get in your own country and vica versa.

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TBH, I was worried in China when a blood sample was taken from me during the annual  medical examination and the nurse was not wearing gloves.
I had no idea who are what she had been touching before she did that.
This would never happen at home - protective gloves are always worn and changed between patients to prevent any chance of cross infection.

nor would saline drips be given for minor problems - this is a waste of resources and can reduce natural immunity over time.

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Post time 2015-9-30 16:11:46 |Display all floors
ABOUT " I have had accupuncture and hot cupping"--------------( acupuncture)

Your words could make up a Chinese character “医”-----------The inside part 矢 is arrow that indicates needle for the acupuncture; the remaining part is a lying ‘cup’ for cupping wirh fire!-----------So the word 医 includes two main tools for ancient Chinese doctors!----------医 means ‘doctor’ or ‘medical service’ in Chinese!

I wish my note would become a good dose of medicine for your quick recovery!
Childish pure  mindset can simplify your life which let you live in a light way! Without man-made troubles you will work in high efficiency!

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SEARU Post time: 2015-9-30 16:11
ABOUT " I have had accupuncture and hot cupping"--------------( acupuncture)

Your words could mak ...

Sadly a full recovery is never going to happen, arthritis comes with age and the treatment only makes it more comfortable but can not cure it.

Accupuncture principles make reasonable sense to me but still fail to understand the ideas behind cupping but if it works why not.

The way Chinese words are made up is interesting to me but even many Chinese kids today
do not know why the words are written as they are.

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BlondeAmber Post time: 2015-9-30 16:06
TBH, I was worried in China when a blood sample was taken from me during the annual  medical examina ...

Never thought of the no gloves being a problem to me, more to the medical staff.

Last time I had the keyhole surgery ( so no real blood loss ) I had 10 drips in a 14 hour period, bit of a bu**er as it goes straight through me and going to the loo attatched to the drip was not fun, it was done as I was charged extra for each bag!

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Post time 2015-10-1 14:13:41 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2015-9-30 19:06
Never thought of the no gloves being a problem to me, more to the medical staff.

Last time I had  ...

sadly saline drips are over-used in Chinese hospitals for even the most minor problems, such as colds.
they are more a money making exercise for the hospital rather than something that is needed.
Any minor illness that needs fluids are better dealt with through drinks, not unnecessary expensive drips that are probably laced with over-prescribed antibiotics (over prescription is common problem world-wide)

After a minor surgical procedure, they should be treated with caution.

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