Western physicians make decisions about which treatment will be most helpful to their patients based on controlled, scientific studies. This approach is known as evidence-based medicine. Evidence-based treatment plans may include prescription medication, surgery, infusions, and other conventional procedures and therapies.
What determines if a treatment is evidence-based? Clinical trials are controlled research studies that are used to determine the efficacy and outcomes of treatment interventions, like drugs, new medical procedures, and even lifestyle changes. Clinical trials add to the medical knowledge related to disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Western health care services are usually delivered through private sources, like hospitals or private medical practices
Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) was established in 1971 to provide safe and competent health care services for the country. ALL medical practitioner in Malaysia MUST register with the MMC.
The medical practitioner then must obtain an annual practicing certificate from the council in order to practice medicine legally.
If the doctor is a specialist, he/she need to also be registered under the National Specialist Register (NSR).
TCM focuses on balance, harmony, and energy. There are two central ideas behind TCM:
Qi: This is also called life energy or vital energy. The belief is that it runs throughout your body. It’s always on the move and constantly changes. TCM treatments often focus on ways to promote and maintain the flow of qi.
Yin and Yang: These are opposites that describe the qualities of qi.
The early Chinese settlers in Malaya in the 19th century had brought with them the knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As time goes by, TCM becomes one of the popular traditional medicines that are accepted by other ethnicities. TCM has thus contributed to the welfare of Malaysians.
Treatment to regain balance may involve herbal soup, acupuncture, cupping, massage and moxibustion (burning herb near the body).
TCM is recognized by the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH). In 2016, a Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T and CM) Act was passed by the Malaysia Parliament. TCM is one of the T and CM practices that fall under the regulation.
All TCM practitioner need to have a valid degree or certification approved by Malaysian government, then these practitioner will need to register themselves to the T and CM division to practice TCM.
There are bone setter or some traditional wellness doctor claiming themselves to be TCM practitioner. Public need to make sure that they are genuinely qualified and have proper certification to make this claim.
In Comepulse, we make sure all our practitioner listed are certified and registered with the authority.
The majority of dental treatments are carried out to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases which are dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease or pyorrhea). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planing, endodontic root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry.
By nature of their general training they can carry out the majority of dental treatments such as restorative (fillings, crowns, bridges), prosthetic (dentures), endodontic (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and extraction of teeth, as well as performing examinations, radiographs (x-rays), and diagnosis. Dentists can also prescribe medications such as antibiotics, sedatives, and any other drugs used in patient management.
Similar to Medicine practitioner, Dental Practitioners must be registered with the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) and have a valid Annual Practising Certificate (APC) in order to practice. The status of your dental practitioner can be checked through the Dental Practitioners Information Management System (DPIMS) website.
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as bed ridden patients and heart disease patients, neurological condition such as stroke and Parkinson disease, helping these patients regain movement for improving the quality of life.
To become a Physiotherapist in Malaysia, you must possess specific skills, and must have completed a tertiary qualification such as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree or a Diploma in Physiotherapy.
Graduates can then apply for registration with the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association.