TCM Clinic Gadau, Munich, Germany
Telehealth services are becoming increasingly popular due to the improvements in modern technology, and they provide benefits in convenience and economic efficiency for both the patient and the health care provider. In Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) the doctor-patient interaction plays a crucial role because of traditional diagnostic methods, such as pulse diagnosis. However, also in TCM, telehealth consultations are on the rise. This report aims to summarize insights into TCM telehealthcare treatment approaches, diagnostic processes, logistics, cultural challenges, and the limitations of practicing TCM telehealth over the past 6 years in Germany.
Conflict of Interests:
The author reports no conflicts of interest related to this report.
Dr Gadau completed a 5-year undergraduate program at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) and graduated with 1st class honors. He then spent 5 years at the Hong Kong Baptist University's (HKBU) TCM research institute for his postgraduate training and obtained a Ph.D. in Evidenced Based Chinese Medicine research. He published multiple papers in various well-respected medical journals. Dr Gadau has been living in Munich, Germany for the past 5 years and runs a very successful TCM clinic together with his wife Yoko. He was featured in TV interviews, radio shows, and podcasts talking about acupuncture, pulse diagnosis, Chinese herbs, and helping to bring awareness to Chinese medicine as a whole.