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    Chinese MD challenges western medicine


    In an era when people flock to drug stores, emergency room lineups and over crowd waiting rooms in doctors offices: Dr. Amanda Diep (Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor) stands apart and above the crowd.
    This young lady is not only a certified doctor but has a degree in business, is a licensed massage therapist, body builder and nutritionist.
    I was in deep physical distress after a bull tore me apart in Northern Alberta. A compounding back injury had me almost crippled. In pain I hobbled from one doctor to another and in and out of traditional physiotherapy to no avail.
    Nothing was resolving the issues I had. Some massage therapists bruised my entire spine and I was crashing.


    Through research I found Dr. Amanda's clinic, Exige Medi Spa.
    Without cortisone injections, without strong pain killers and without surgery: Dr. Amanda resolved my pain and mobility issues. And I was in deep trouble for three months.
    Dr. Amanda adds, "We love what we do here. Patients can come here knowing we can resolve almost all medical problems modern Western medicine can. Ours is an art and science founded on over 5,000 years of Chinese medical experience based upon the lives and medical experience of billions of people."
    Dr. Amanda uses acupuncture, acupressure, fitness and dietary consultation along with heat and massage and lifestyle and exercise advice.
    I had run out of options and was struggling in pain. My quality of life was jeopardized. I trusted her with my health and am amazed at my low pain level and mobility under the caring watch of her and her talented staff.
    I have received no remuneration for this article.


    I can only add that those who rely on Western medicine with its lineups, drugs and invasive surgical procedures
    should oft times think outside the box. A photo appears in this article of Dr.Amanda Diep at the age of 40. She placed 7th in the world at the Arnold Swarzenegger bikini competition in 2010. A rather impressive physique. But it shows how she has maintained her body and beat most of the girls in their teens and twenties and she was twice their age. I guess that says just about everything. Fit, beautiful, intelligent and an MD. Her healing hands say it all. And she also donates her help and love volunteering at Garbage City in east Asia helping the poor and derelict orphans to find a better way of life. We keep forever what we give away. And Dr. Amanda gives love and healing and cares not about building a giant castle filled with treasures. With 1,000 more lady doctors like her we could change the world.
    She is selfless and compassionate. She demonstrates the power of her art: but, without the "show."
    Last, but not least, I must give tribute to the beautiful Janthira whose healing hands have helped mend my broken wings. Never have I had a massage therapist who could read my injured body with her hands, much as a blind person can read braille. She is the only person to have touched me as she has, and found every broken bone and torn muscle and brought tender relief.
    In the condition I was in I had lost trust of western medicine and the artificial and painful traditions we embrace. The western medical system brought me no real change, no pain relief, no intervention.


    I trusted Dr. Amanda and that trust was not given in vain.

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