When I arrived in Hungary with my family 30 years ago, I was surprised how unhealthy people were, both physically and mentally. Everyday stress and excessive work took a toll on people’s lives. They neglected proper rest and maintaining their own health.
The situation has not improved much as people have taken on even busier lifestyles. Despite increased access to both Eastern and Western medical services and technologies in Hungary, very few people take proactive steps to change unhealthy habits or go to regular health screenings.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the best doctor is the one without ill patients, because these doctors teach their patients how to maintain their health. In the past, TCM doctors only got paid if their patients remained healthy. TCM philosophy teaches that a good doctor does not cure, but helps to prevent illnesses. This is a unique and very valuable approach.
Through my professional experiences and through reading numerous professional articles, I realized that the root of the problem lies in that people underestimate the importance of prevention. Several serious illnesses, if discovered in time, could be prevented with proper lifestyle adjustments and non-invasive treatment methods. As an old Chinese saying goes:
„It is too late to dig a well when you are already thirsty.”
Besides treating illnesses, our main goal at Chi-Huang TCM Center is to also educate people about preventive care methods. We hope to build on Eastern (TCM) and Western medical principles to create holistic treatment plans that help our patients achieve a healthier way of life.
With warm regards,
Dr. Chen Zhen MD
PhD in Medical Sciences