Spine and Joint Kuching

Medical center in Kuching, Malaysia

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Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge, and beliefs incorporating plant, animal, and mineral-based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques, and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being.

Traditional Medical Doctor

Traditional doctors are healthcare professionals who are associated with conventional medicine. They have a degree in medicine, and they may specialize in a particular field. These are your pediatricians, cardiologists, and orthopedists.

They are trained to diagnose and treat a range of conditions. Treatments may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, remedial massage, exercise and breathing therapy, and diet and lifestyle advice.

Traditional Alternative Medicine May Include:





-Chinese or Oriental medicine.

Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

-Alternative medical systems,

-Mind-body interventions,

-Biologically based treatments,

-Manipulative and body-based methods, and.

-Energy therapies.


A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.

Types and Styles of Acupuncture

-Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.

-Japanese Style Acupuncture.

-Korean Acupuncture.

-Auricular Acupuncture.

-Laser Acupuncture.



Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:

-Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting.

-Dental pain.

-Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines.

-Labor pain.

-Low back pain.

-Neck pain.


-Menstrual cramps.

-Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis

Choosing a Practitioner

If you’re considering acupuncture, take the same steps you would choose a doctor:

-Ask people you trust for recommendations.

-Check the practitioner’s training and credentials. Most states require that nonphysician acupuncturists pass an exam conducted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

-Interview the practitioner. Ask what’s involved in the treatment, how likely it is to help your condition, and how much it will cost.

-Find out whether your insurance covers the treatment.