As mentioned in my previous post, Best Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Philippines, I consider Dr. Tan Ci Shou one of the best TCM doctors in the country. Many of his patients also think of him as one of the best and most well-known Chinese Herbal Doctors in the world.
There are around 400 patients who visit and consult him every week. Dr. Tan is an expert on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Nowadays, his son also caters to patients in the same clinic in Binondo, Manila.
I just want to share my experience going to Dr. Tan, the famous TCM doctor. Before going to Dr. Tan, I learned about TCM through Organic Olivia’s posts on Instagram. Then I read some of her articles on her website.
Olivia cured many of her health problems through Traditional Chinese Medicine. I recommend you read her story. I’m sure your mind will be more open about TCM. I was fascinated with how TCM naturally heals the body. That’s why I started searching for the best TCM clinic in Manila when I had headaches.
I was having occasional headaches, and I consulted some ENT doctors. Luckily, nothing to worry about. The ENT just prescribed me some pain relievers. But after a few weeks, I experienced some weird headaches again, so I went to a neurologist.
After some tests, the neurologist told me it was just a hormonal thing, so he gave me some medicines. The medicines worked the first week, and when I returned to the neuro doctor, he prescribed fewer meds, but there were nights when I felt hallucinating and sometimes I had insomnia, so I stopped taking them.
Eventually, I found out I have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. I went to a TMJ specialist, and he gave me a splint and removed my braces. I felt so relieved, and my headaches disappeared.
I had to continue my TMJ treatment, so I would still feel a few headaches but not worse than before. I decided to combine Traditional Chinese Medicine with my treatment. It’s very effective. Read my review below.
Dr. Tan TCM Doctor in Binondo – Review and Experience
I decided to combine a holistic approach with my TMJ treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine. I’m in my early 30s, and I sometimes feel like hormones get the best of me.
As much as possible, I don’t want to be taking pain relievers, antibiotics, or any meds because I don’t want my liver to suffer so much. I want my body’s healing power mechanism to do its job instead of those meds working on me.
So we drove to Manila. Dr. Tan’s clinic is on the 2nd Floor Fu-yong Mansion, Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila.
I arrived there at 10 am. There were already around 25 patients in the queue. They were sitting there along the narrow hallway, waiting for their number to be called.
While waiting, I couldn’t help but ask some people sitting next to me about their health issues and TCM experiences.
A man in his 40’s told me it was his sixth time going there. He told me he was overweight before and he had a kidney problem. After taking the herbs prescribed by Dr. Tan and avoiding the foods mentioned by the doctor, his body is now normal. He is slim now, and he couldn’t be much stronger. TCM changed his life for the better.
A woman in her 60’s told me she could barely walk or stand up before. She would always feel fatigued. His son brought her to Dr. Tan. After taking the herbal tea regularly, she can now walk and move normally. She now visits the clinic alone.
I was glad to hear more stories, but my number was called. I went inside the clinic, and cellphones were not allowed because the Chinese doctor would check your pulse without using the typical stethoscope.
What does Your Tongue Say Something About Your Health in Traditional Chinese Medicine?
The Chinese herbal doctor would only tap his fingers on your wrist, and he would know already about your health problems. Then he would check your tongue. He would tell you what’s wrong with you and ask you if you feel specific symptoms. You would be amazed how he could know them right away.
Dr. Tan will then ask you what you prefer – tea or tablets. I have chosen tea because the doctor told me it’s more effective.
He will then write down on a prescription paper the list of herbs you need to make the tea. You can buy the herbs at the Ching Tay Chinese Drugstore along Alonso street. They will give you a list of instructions on boiling the herbs. You can only use ceramics or clay pots.
Dr. Tan will also hand you a list of foods you need to avoid eating. Follow that list to achieve healing faster.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Has 5 Different Treatments:
- herbal medicine
- dietary therapy
You already have the first two going to Dr. Tan. The rest three methods you can also apply at your own choice.
The first time I have taken the herbal tea, I already felt good. My headaches were gone, and I felt less bloated too. I also noticed my skin glowed lighter. You’ll get slimmer taking the herbal tea. The tea tastes so bitter, but the benefits are sweet.
At first, Dr. Tan prescribed me a 3-day herbal tea. Then I had to go back for a follow-up check-up. He prescribed another set of herbs for a week.
After a week, I went back to the clinic, and he told me my health was OK already, and I could stop drinking the tea.
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