silverneedles wrote:so....... any claims on "health hazards of tea" are based only on Eastern Medicine knowledge - by which some tea sometimes makes a disturbance in the yin-yang
You can give me any kind of "failure" by western medicine and i can show you (most of the time) that the bad application was discontinued because it was harming people(such as thalidomide+pregnancy), eg science evolves and develops forward. (also i'll show you that whatever 'medicine' the bleeding person was taking, its 'prescribed' use won't stop.)
On the other hand i'm curious: what doctor you recommend to a person with heart attack ... east or west?
like the coasts of the USA, West(LA...me) meets the East(NYC...which i kinda like more than LA...except that i cant find many tea stores)
You are totally misunderstanding TCM. Way of seeing a subject can be very different from western view.
I have an experience in fact, I was young and I had unknown disorder on my legs that I could not move em, if I tried to make em moving it hurt like a hell.
I went to hugest hospital in my city, doctors diagnosed and couldn't found out the clue. So concluded to go for a huge operation, I was young..scared like a pussy cat.
So I went to CTM hospital just because I didn't want an operation..2 hrs of sleeping I was cured.
But that is just one situation that should never be exaggarated.
I am hardly medicinal expert, but from what I know, CTM focuses on prevention, rather than curing. And it needs understanding of body, it would never understand using of artificial chemicals that could eventually ruin the body. It's also philosophical as yin and yang stuff...CTM was developed by taoists in fact.
And western doctors would think any thing they are doing, considered to be idiotic too.
There is no denial that West evolved their medicinal technology more than East. And no one on this forum denied that.
But what you are doing, silverneedles, little 'over-reacting', I don't see how hazards in Puerh leaves can lead to conclusion of western or eastern superiority.
On the other thought, maybe what we really need is to have a little ear for..culture that is not the same?