Yes, I understand that in any kind of medicine,
whether eastern or western, much more is learned from
actual patient contact rather than from books. (Not
that books aren't important - how can you see patients
without previous study?) I'm glad that I do speak the
language, albeit requiring much more practice. I
sincerely hope and pray that I find a good mentor.
Thanks for the advice!
--- shannahickle <shannahickle@...
> I can only say that after a four year BS in Biology,
> 3000+ hours of
> TCM training including 1000+ hours of supervised
> clinical and 2
> months in China, I am still considered a novice. In
> China the
> training is usually 7 years or more. And without
> reading and
> speaking the language, there is precious little
> access to meaningful
> self study--I'm beginning more and more to accept
> that most of the
> depth lies in reading the information in the source
> language. The
> meanings are locked in the characters themselves.
> Of course, there's nothing wrong with your start.
> But one must be
> wary of applying such powerful medicine without
> sufficient study--
> you could end up with no results which harms our
> reputation and
> public confidence as well as one's one confidence as
> a practitioner.
> Worse, you could actually harm a patient with wrong
> To all I say, consider well your committment to
> training. And more
> importantly, find a mentor who you trust.
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