Looking east…for medicinal alternatives

By Jojo Santo Tomas
Pacific Sunday News
santotomas@guampdn.com

To those unfamiliar with its history, Oriental medicine practices might sound outlandish. Herb concoctions to prevent hair loss. Strategically placed needles to correct high blood pressure. Specialty massages to prevent fatigue. And there’s even Medical Chi Gong, a technique that Oriental medicine doctors use to diagnose a patient over the phone — even if the two are a continent apart.

But in a modern world whose health concerns are mostly addressed by modern medicine, one Oriental medicine practitioner is doing his best to revive interest in the ancient art of healing.

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