Philip Nino Tan-Gatue, MD - Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the Philippines

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Current Rank: 170 (Health & Medicine)
Site Description: xploring news and research about acupuncture and chinese medicine from the point of view of a "western" MD who has "converted" to the other side.
Date Joined: Oct 9, 2009

Tags: acupuncture, chinese medicine, research, news, medicine

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New Blog Site
on Oct 25, 2012 in News I am currently migrating both my personal site and this blog into one consolidated site, .  Thanks!

Research Headache
on Feb 21, 2012 in Acupuncture Research Chinese Medicine clinical trial Complementary and Alternative Medicine double blind evidence based medicine headache migraine sham acupuncture single blind World Health Organization Greetings all! I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, so here we go – merry christmas, happy hanukah, happy new year, happy chinese new year happy valentine’s day yada yada been there done that. What I wish to write abou...

Accidentally Misquoted – And Clarifications from Dr. Eddie Concepcion
on Sep 14, 2011 in Acupuncture News Eddie Concepcion misquotation misquoted Philippine Daily Inquirer Dr. Eddie Concepcion is one of the best acupuncturists in the Philippines.  I know, because for the past five years or so, I have had a chance to witness him in action firsthand as one of his colleagues at Oasis Acupuncture Clinic.  He’s a mi...

Testing wordpress app
on Apr 20, 2011 in News Wordpress Hi all, not much in terms of tcm blogging. Not that there hasn’t been much to comment on; more of too busy to set my thoughts on virtual paper. In the meantime I’m trying wordpress for iOS. This should make blogging easier hehe.

Dear President Aquino
on Feb 15, 2011 in Herbal Medicine China chinese herbal medicine Chinese Medicine death penalty drugs ephedra ephedrine herba ephedrae herbology methamphetamines Noynoy Aquino President Aquino shabu traditional chinese medicine I would like to point out a slight error in your statements as quoted here: “(A Chinese ambassador told me that) they are very, very strict when it comes t...

Defining Placebo: the Saint Jude Thaddeus of Medical Terminology
on Feb 14, 2011 in Acupuncture Research double blind evidence based medicine news bias placebo placebo effect Qi sham acupuncture traditional chinese medicine After reading an article by one Andy Ho, I am appalled at how many people don't understand placebo effect.

Explaining Qi to MDs
on Jan 25, 2011 in Western Medicine integrative medicine Acupuncture China Chinese Medicine Macross MD Qi translation Zentraedi It is but natural for many people to consider their personal philosophies and worldviews as the standard against which others must measure their versions.  I recall an incident from my first year in college.  For me, it was my first time to have cl...

Happy Holidays!
on Dec 24, 2010 in News I know I haven’t blogged in a while – very hectic schedule and all – but I simply must greet my handful of readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“Warning Issued On Chinese Medicine”
on Nov 16, 2010 in Herbal Medicine News chinese herbal medicine Chinese Medicine Food and Drug Administration herbology news bias Philippine Medical Association Philippine Pharmaceutical Association Philippine Star traditional chinese medicine A Biased News Headline stirs Philip's Liver Qi.

The Art of Chinese Medicine
on Nov 13, 2010 in Herbal Medicine Chinese Medicine cordyceps Dang Gui Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang ginseng huang qi traditional chinese medicine World Health Organization A conversation with a (western) medical student spurred my thoughts about just what Chinese medicine is about, especially on the topic of herbs.

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