Odysses Pg 6



In my protracted search to find a remedy for my dizzy vision which lasted for about nine months (from mid February to end of Oct) I have learnt a few expensive lessons which have left a bitter taste in my mouth.

Firstly, this was the only occasion in my life that I had to consult a string of Western medical practitioners for a simple ailment and unfortunately most of them in Malaysia were not professional in diagnosing my medical problem. I sought medical treatments locally from a few western-trained medical practitioners. My family doctor was totally at a loss and told me to see a Nose-Ear-Throat (NET) specialist, the NET specialist attributed my problem to my nose, the Eye specialist attributed it to my brain and the neurologist, after a series of tests told me that it was an old man’s disease! Though I recovered from my ear infection, my dizziness still prevailed.

Worst of all, they were unfriendly, inattentive and uncompassionate in dealing with me not only as a patient but also as a human being.

To me, the treatment I recently received from most of the local Western medical practitioners is like one which a Vet gives to a pet. The latter is totally helpless and, without a choice, has to accept and endure what medication the Vet has administered to it.

Secondly, my life’s first encounter with Traditional Chinese medical practices in Malaysia ended as a complete disaster, nearly! 

Traditional Chinese medical products and practices are often much cheaper than Western methods which require high-tech equipment or expensive medication. To many, particularly the poor, they provide the only care available to the sick, when they cannot afford to try the western options.

In addition, the tradition Chinese medical practices are believed by many to be very effective, sometimes offering quick recovery where the best practices of Western medicine fail.      


I sought traditional Chinese therapy for my recent dizziness and vision problem was primarily because the local Western medical practitioners had failed me. However though my first experience with traditional Chinese therapy was a disaster, I still have a lot of respect and confidence for traditional Chinese medical products and practices if they are handled professionally by ethical practitioners.

I believe one of the reasons for my disastrous experience with traditional Chinese medicines, including acupuncture is due to unscrupulous practitioners whose main aim is nothing but monetary returns.

Acupuncture is largely accepted to be safe and effective from results gained through medical studies. But I still cannot figure out why so many times I had to be continuously subject to acupuncture treatment when I did not show much improvement in my vision problem. And why medicines were prescribed to me for purposes not related to my eyes? 

I believe much of these can be prevented with more and tighter regulation regarding the setting up and practice of Traditional & Complementary Medicine centres in Malaysia which should include the processing and prescription of various traditional medicines to ensure that they do not contain scheduled poisons and contaminants such as heavy metals like mercury, lead and arsenic. Also, more research is needed to ascertain the efficacy and safety of many of the Traditional Chinese Medical products and practices.

I was extremely lucky that my liver was not extensively damaged. Thanks to the timely Bioresonance test carried out to determine the health of all my internal organs. Curiosity killed the cat … but satisfaction brought me back … to life!

I was again lucky to discover, in the nick of time, that my dizzy vision was due to the dislocation of my left eye’s IOL implant. But what is still bothering me is that, with the modern advancement of medical sciences and practices, why is it so difficult to diagnose a simple displacement of my 20-year-old IOL implant? What a shame!

Believe it or not, it was after nearly nine months of tedious and frustrating medical search in Malaysia and Singapore that I had finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel!

But the tunnel seems to be long and tortuous and the light so faraway.

After the surgery to replace my loose lens implant, my dizzy vision vanished; but I did not regain the clear vision of my left eye. It was only discovered in May 09 that I had Epiretina Membrane in the retina of my left eye. Another surgery was carried out in early June 09 to remove the Membrane.


Again I experienced a lot of unpleasantness in dealing with the eye specialists and also the “waiting games” practiced by the two specialist medical centres that I went to for consultation and surgery.


I only hope that this would be the end of the odyssey in finding a remedy for my minor vision problem. It took me nearly eighteen months and during this period, I saw a dozen medical specialists in Malaysia and Singapore (only two good ones, unfortunately) to finally end this most time-consuming and unpleasant episode!           



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