Acupuncture 101 with Dr. Philip Tan-Gaute

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ever heard of acupuncture in the Philippines? I guess you might be thinking of those acupuncture scenes in foreign movies. Well, that's the first thing that came into my mind when I found out I'll be dining with a renowned doctor who is known for his expertise in traditional and chinese medicine.

It was a dinner at Village Tavern when I met Doctor Philip Tan-Gaute along with other bloggers.


I'm all new to traditional chinese medicine even though my lolo is a chinese. I'm so interested to know more about acupuncture that's why many questions had crossed my mind. Once the bloggers started asking him about Acupuncture, he answered them one by one. Too bad Doc Philip wasn't able to bring needles with him to give a sample. 

Yes. We all know that acupuncture is when a doctor or a practitioner inserts needle in our body. But does it incur pain?

Q: When you insert the needle, does it hurt?
Doc Philip: Usually, you can feel a little if any pain after the insertion of the needle. But it is essential in Chinese acupuncture.

Q: How long is the session?
Doc Philip: It usually lasts around 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Q: Is there an age required before undergoing the procedure?
Doc Philip: Whether it may be a child or an adult, as long as he/she can keep still then it's fine.

Q: Can Acupuncture relieve stress?
Doc Philip: Yes in a way because it promotes proper blood circulation. It does good to your system. 


Other health related were asked by it's for the personal inquiries of the other bloggers. They may have known someone who they think might need the help of Acupuncture to ease the pain of their illness.

I'm happy to be enlightened with acupuncture. One of these days, I'll try it and excited to share with you real-time experience.

It was also a great night with the bloggers who I've known for the first time, and of course Monica. :)


Thank you Miss Kathy Kenny Ngo for inviting me on this delectable dinner.
I learned a lot! :)

Got any questions for Doc Philip? 

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