weMED embraces the benefits of advanced diagnostic technologies, medications, procedures, and surgeries. We will always work with your doctors and specialists to ensure accurate diagnoses. More than anything, we want to make certain that the safest treatments are considered and utilized during treatment. In Houston, we have recruited doctors, experts, and specialists in a wide array of medical fields to provide their Conventional Medicine expertise and help our patients.
Conventional Medicine is a hero medicine and saves lives every day. It shines in emergency management, advanced diagnostic technology for infectious disease, diagnosing structural problems, and screening cancer. It has incredible success rates with antibiotics, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy. Additionally, the surgical technologies of Conventional Medicine transform countless lives.
By combining the symptom reduction benefits of Conventional Medicine and the preventive, restorative benefits of Chine Medicine, you can have the best of all available medical knowledge put to work make you healthier and keep you healthier.
Supporting the Five Pillars of Health
Conventional medicine supports all Five Pillars of Health: Nutrition, Detoxification, Balanced Hormones, Fitness, and Brain Health. For the Nutrition Pillar, Conventional Medicine assists in diagnosing micro-nutrients deficiency and identifying digestive dysfunction. For the Detoxification Pillar, Conventional Medicine identifies and removes heavy metal toxicity. For the Balanced Hormones Pillar, Conventional Medicine first recognizes which types of hormones are excessive and insufficient and then restores the balance by utilizing hormone therapy to address thyroid and other issues concerning the endocrine system. For the Fitness Pillar, Conventional Medicine measures muscle function and bone density and monitors heart performance. For the Brain Health Pillar, Conventional Medicine’s imaging tests are groundbreaking, revealing any structural changes in the brain that aid in diagnosing ailments.
The Applications of Conventional Medicine
weMED believes that Conventional Medicine has unique benefits and uses, such as:
- Providing annual physical examinations
- Screenings for various types of cancer, such as colon, breast, ovary, and prostate, as well as the proper prevention strategy for different age groups and genders
- Studying new symptoms and identify the causes as much as possible through available diagnostic technologies.
- Administering emergency care for severe symptoms, such as dangerously high blood pressure or blood sugar levels
- Utilizing necessary medications and surgical procedures
The Differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Conventional Medicine
|Criteria||Chinese Medicine||Conventional Medicine|
|Approaches||Holistic Approach: Chinese Medicine acknowledges the independent parts of the human body and emphasizes their interdependent functions and the resulting need to treat the body as a complex network of systems.||Reduction approaches: Conventional Medicine believes the complexity of human body has to be broken down into smaller units to understand before taking action.|
|Theoretical Foundation||Ancient philosophy (almost 3000 years clinical experience):
1) Yin-Yang—The positively-charged and negatively-charged energy
2) Five Elements Theory—
The Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, and they exist in a generation-controlling cycle.
3) Ancient anatomical understanding
|Scientific and anatomical findings since the Enlightenment:
1) Gross anatomy and micro-histology
2) Cellular and molecule function
|Model||Flowing energy model (The Plumbing and Wiring system): Human energy is manifested by the appearance and level of an organ’s function. Human energy and natural energy influence each other.||Biochemical model: Ultimately, the human body is composed of bio-molecules, and therapy works by targeting those molecules.|
|Causes of Illness||Results from the disharmony among organs inside the human body, as well as disharmony between Nature and the human body
External Causes: Climate change, geographic condition, working and living environment, physical trauma, toxins, parasites, bites from insects, among other causes
Internal Causes: Excessive stress, emotion, unbalanced diet, inactivity
|Results from the invasion of foreign bodies and autoimmune dysfunction.
External Causes: Infection, environmental conditions, physical trauma, toxins, parasites, bite from insects, among other causes
Internal Causes: Stress, improper diet, inactivity
|Diagnosis||— Inspection of complexion and body
— Tongue observation
— Smelling and Auscultation
— Palpation of the body, feeling the Pulse
|Conventional Medicine emphasizes on physical examination, utilizing modern technologies and equipment to measure the parameters of human bodies accurately.|
|Treatment||Natural: Utilize natural materials (bark, leaves from plants, or food) or physical stimulation (like cupping, acupuncture and acupressure/Tui-na) to rebalance the body. It tries to promote the body’s healing power.||Chemicals: Uses antibiotics, chemo drugs or surgical methods to remove the cause of illnesses. Or use hormone therapy to supplement hormone insufficiency.
— Also employ physical therapy and psychotherapy to improve physical and mental strength.
— When the removal of antigen is not possible, it tries to keep the dysfunctions within an acceptable range.
|Study Method||Experiments on human subjects, plus the human experience||Lab and clinical researchers|
|Preventive View||Building up immune system||Sanitation|
|Application of Treatment||Individualized||Standardized|
|Treatment Goal||Healing or “curing” if possible||Reducing symptoms or “curing” for certain cases|
|Nature of Treatment||Natural||Invasive|