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How To Know If A Medicine Is Good For You
August 02, 2012

How To Know If A Medicine Is Good For You

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is all about balance. TCM treatments - whether herbal, acupuncture or dietary - aim to restore balance to the body and mind.

If any medicine or treatment stops some problems but creates new ones (side effects) then it cannot be considered good for you.

How can you know if a medicine or treatment is really doing you good or harm? If any medicine or treatment - whether a Chinese herbal, a Western pharmaceutical, a nutritional supplement or other - causes problems in any of the below areas then it is not really good for you:

1. Mood

2. Energy

3. Sleep

4. Appetite

5. Digestion

6. Elimination

Even if just one of these areas is negatively affected the medicine or treatment is not truly good for you because it has created a new imbalance in your body.

If you are currently undergoing some kind of treatment or therapy and you've noticed negative changes in any of the above areas I suggest you talk to the person treating you.

All the best,


P.S. I've had a few emails asking when my new health report on the liver will be ready. I was aiming for this week but I'm in the middle of moving house so hopefully it will be ready next week. TCM say virtually all adults have a liver problem so this is information you will need.

Tip: Create a new email folder and save each health tip for easy access later - you never know when you might need one of them!

About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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The content of this email is not to be considered as medical advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified health professional before starting or changing any health or fitness program.

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