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Chinese Herbalists

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Australiadiabetic2, Jun 12, 2018.

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  1. Australiadiabetic2

    Australiadiabetic2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    who here has been to a chinese herbalist??
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    what do you want from a chinese herbalist?
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    It would be really helpful if you took the time to elaborate just why you're asking. Simple protocol to follow
     
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    Jenny15 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have, but I don't know what you are asking so I can't be of much help.
     
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    Australiadiabetic2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol omg .... What did they prescribe for you?

    Did it work for you ? Was you happy with them even if it didnt work for u?
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    I have known sevral people go to Chinese Herbalists. They usually seem to get prescribed very unpleasant tasting teas. Two out of the 3 people I know ended up throwing the medicine away because they couldn't bear the taste. The third person used the tea and noticed small benefit from it.

    Would I trust my diabetes care to a Chinese Herbalist, in conjunction with Western medical care?

    Never in a million years.

    Chinese Medicine is notorious for being badly regulated, with 'forged' meds. Herbs are very variable in efficacy - always assuming that the herbs are appropriate for the health concern, and preserved and prepared appropriately.

    Just my opinion, of course.

    Also, please be extremely wary of anyone making snake oil claims about 'cures'. These simply are not proven, no matter how ancient and traditional a treatment may be.
     
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    Jenny15 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    1. I don't remember what they were except that they were expensive and smelled horrible.

    2. No, of course not.

    3. No, of course not.

    Stick to modern medicine, friend.
     
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