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What is Acupuncture all about: Meet Doc Phil Gatue

 Finally had the chance of meeting Acupuncturist Doctor Philip Nino Tan Gatue or Doc Phil as he wants us to call him. He took up and finished Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

Last Sept 1 at Con Gusto World Cuisine in Alabang, together with few fellow bloggers, we were invited for a simple dinner and a very interesting conversation with Doc Phil talks about Acupuncture and practicing Chinese medicine.

Doctor Phil Gatue
            Doctor Philip Nino Tan Gatue

With my little knowledge about this oldest form of practice a traditional Chinese medicine, originated in ancient China. The Chinese describe acupuncture which literally means ‘to prick with a needle’, it describes as therapeutic technique. comes down to basic scientific principles and the methods of Chinese medicine are becoming more popular within Western medical practices. It’s goal is to regulate the blood flow through the body and internal organs via pathways.

With acupuncture,emotional stress, trauma or poor diet and blood flow throughout the body may help,cure and pain may lessen Using the corrective tools of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine,a practitioner will assist in restoring proper circulation of blood in your body, helping to restore you to a healthy state.Doc phil also added  that Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, due to its ability to raise endorphin levels and can calm the nervous system’s pain response.

If you will to try a session of acupuncture doc said you might experience a relaxing and relatively painless treatment method. Many patients fall asleep or find a deep state of relaxation during treatments said Doc Phil.

 I have suffered from lower, middle and upper back problems for more than 6 years. I’m so Thankful because I got to ask Doc several questions Hoping this form of medicine will cure and help lessen the pain in my back. Doc Added that with the Acupuncture its effectiveness, safe and risk free method can relieve acute and chronic pain, headaches, digestive complaints, menstrual disorders, anxiety and depression.

Some common ailments successfully treated with Acupuncture include:

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Acute/Chronic pain
  • Insomnia and anxiety
  • Skin disorders
  • Back pain
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Neck pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint pain
  • Digestive Disorders

I have been a strong believer in the benefits of acupuncture, and I can’t wait to try a session  for myself. My Acupuncture experience soon to be posted on my Blog.

Satisfied not just my stomach but also learned a lot about the benefits of Acupuncture!

Our Dinner Venue: CON GUSTO WORLD CUISINE in Molito Alabang

Our Dinner Venue: Con Gusto World Cuisine



Photo credits to Ms Kathy  Kenny
           Photo credits to Ms Kathy Kenny

To Kathy “I enjoyed the dinner and the conversation very much and I am interested in this topic myself at a personal level”  Thank you for inviting us!     

“Thank you Doc Phil for setting up the great [talk] … it was very interesting” See you soon Doc! (bigsmiles)


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