4th Global Summit on Herbals and Traditional Medicine
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China
Title: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Its Application in Psychotherapy
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Biography: Maryam Davodi Far
Traditional Chinese medicine (“TCM”) is deeply rooted in Chinese culture, tradition and philosophy. Because of the combination of culture, tradition and philosophy, TCM is inherently integrative providing patients’ comfort, acceptance and, most important, compliance with the TCM therapy. Treating the target health concern in concert with the patient’s mental state expands the TCM integrative approach. Psychotherapy affords the healthcare practitioner the means to treat the mental state of the patient. Treating the health concern in combination with the patient’s mental state may offer successful outcomes or, perhaps, increase the likelihood for success. Given the well documented ‘placebo effect,’ one cannot ignore the benefits of addressing the mental state of patients for successful treatment outcomes. The challenge arises in acceptance of the foregoing approach for several reasons and this poster presentation also considers how to implement an approach.