After many years of trying to solve some issues with not much success, I would like to try TCM, since many of the research I’ve done seems to indicate my symptoms/concerns are better understood/covered by TCM than by Western medicine. (According to which I am probably quite healthy and have nothing to worry about… but I know that’s not the case).
The thing is, I live in a country with no TCM practitioners. I know there are some accupuncturists, and I’ve had accupuncture, but to my knowlede they are not trained in TCM completely, if that makes any sense. I have found a couple of Websites offering “online consultation”, sometimes in the neighborhood of a hundred bucks per consult (and more for “follow up” consultations). But I am a bit skeptical of trying those sites without a recommendation first. What if I am given just a general recommendation and the person reviewing my ‘case’ only reads my stuff quickly and without making a serious assessment? These sites also do consultations via Skype and can request photos (of the tongue, for example). To whoever I would make a consultation with, I’m sure I’d write at least 3-4 whole pages worth of data which I feel may be relevant. Would be hard to condense it into just a parragraph or two.
Do you guys recommend any particular Website or TCM practitioner that does this, over the Internet?
Thanks a lot in advance.