Why Integrative Doctor?
Will you find a medical doctor or a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner when you are sick?
Do you think integrative doctors are the best?
Integrative doctor means a doctor who has knowledge of both TCM and modern medicines. The type of doctor you are looking for must be a qualified from both medical trainings perspective. He will be able to combine the best therapies of modern medicine with the best available of alternative TCM medicine (the best from East and West) and neither rejects modern medicine nor accept TCM uncritically.
Modern medicine is handling well on emergency conditions such as massive injury or a life threatening cases whereas Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treat root cause, pain management by using natural therapies. TCM has no side effects, inexpensive and invasive compare to modern medicine.
However, the challenge for TCM is not well regulated which lead to rampant of unlicensed or fake practitioners in the market, and cases are reported in the daily news of patients being cheated.
Give you an example of the role of integrative medicine plays in cancer treatment. Cancer patient may need oncologist to remove a tumour or to undergo radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Integrative doctor looks at the patient's body, mind and spirit in totality by using acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine. Modern medicine is focused on destroying the weed while integrative medicine concentrates on treating the soil where weed grows. Cancer patients treated concurrently with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in order to contain the side effect of chemotherapy like associated nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, insomnia, pain relief and many more. It will increase energy 'qi' and may even prolong the life.
AIM Healthcare TCM integrative clinic is designed with providing holistic treatment with specialisation in cancer, stroke and pain management. It brings acupuncture and Chinese herb medicine directly into a conventional cancer therapy setting and treatment is tailored specifically to the patient's needs.
Our founder is a qualified medical doctor by profession and also licensed TCM practitioner, who has vast knowledge and experience in medical field. Our doctor is also conducting research to better understand how acupuncture complement cancer treatment, which will help us to understand how acupuncture can best help each individual patient.
The principle of integrative medicine is partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process.
Dr Kong Why Hong
Dr. Kong Why Hong was trained as a Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM) physician in Guangzhou University of TCM (China) in 1998 and further pursued his medical doctorate degree in Crimea State Medical University (Ukraine) in 2010. Currently, he is a Phd candidate of TCM Oncology ( Cancer ) specialty.
He gained his TCM experience while practicing at his own TCM clinics in Malaysia for more than 16 years and also provided his TCM service in London, UK and Ukraine while pursuing his Medical Degree.
Additional, he has many years of medical practice experience (in emergency and also rehabilitation department) in government hospitals, and as a Senior assistant director in Traditional and Complimentary Division in Ministry of Health, Malaysia. Previously, he was the Head of Clinical for GHHS MINES wellness city.
Currently, he is the resident doctor in Poliklinik Perdana, and TCM oncologist in AIM Healthcare Acupucture Center. He is also a founder of Asian Integrated Medical Sdn Bhd, Senior Aged Care Home and www.ielder.asia. He is also a visiting lecturer to Inti University and Xia Men University.