Recommending A Good, Reliable Chinese Physician/Doctor To You…

A Chinese Physician applying the art of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

A Chinese Physician applying the art of Chinese Pulse Diagnosis to check a patient’s health

Hi there, dear friends :D

I fell sick with a bad sore throat, fever, cough and cold over the weekend and I quickly headed over to my regular Chinese Physician this morning. Yesterday, I was coughing very badly (so badly that the Chinese would joke that our liver can be coughed out in my situation!) and I woke up today with a splitting headache and no energy to do anything. :sad:  

Three hours after drinking the first dose of my Chinese medicine upon coming home, my energy level is now up, my frequent coughing has dwindled down to the occasional one… and I am beginning to feel some normalcy returning! Well…at least enough for me to write a new post here for you . LOL!   

Most of the time, my family would just visit our regular doctor trained in Western medicine whenever anyone of us fell ill, with the usual illnesses revolving around sore throats, fever, coughs and cold. However, the Western medicine prescribed often caused us drowsiness, lethargy and sometimes, a simple course of medication just won’t work for us and that is when we will go to our Chinese Physician for treatment instead :idea:  . 

We tend to go to our Western doctor first because the medical expenses are covered by my husband’s employee insurance benefits, whereas the costs for visiting a Chinese Physician are borne by ourselves. But sometimes, I really want to get well soon and be back on my feet in no time, and I would rather fork out some money for that!

With Western-trained doctors, they would prescribe some medicine to us to ease those symptoms of ailments, and it tend to take at least one week to recover back to our normal self.

With doctors in Traditional Chinese Medicine, they take our pulse first to diagnose what is wrong with us and then prescribe us some medicine to treat the root cause of our ailments. That is why  just one visit to a really good Chinese Physician would suffice to get us well, up and running in just three to four days (the usual course of Chinese medication is around that period)! 

About 20 years ago, I used to see a 76 year old Chinese Physician in SS2, Petaling Jaya and he would write out a Chinese Prescription Formula for three packages of herbs to be put together and paid for at the adjoining Chinese Medical/Herbal Shop.  A package of the herbs would be boiled in four Chinese rice bowls of water until one bowl of liquid is left to be consumed. That is repeated in the following two days. 

However, that Chinese Physician has already retired and the following Chinese Physicians that I had visited were not that good. A really reliable, experienced physician would be able to diagnose accurately by just taking our pulse for a few seconds and know exactly what is wrong with us, and prescribe accurate herbal medicine to cure us. 

Luckily, a friend introduced Dr Sia to me a few years ago and I have found him to be really good. You will know that anything (or anyone) is good whenever or wherever you see a long line of people queuing up, waiting patiently for their turn. I have seen babies, toddlers, teenagers, adults, the elderly and even people of other races seeing Dr Sia! Wow! 

I don’t know how old Dr Sia really is ….he looks like he is about sixty years old with white, bushy eyebrows! I was told he is a second generation Traditional Chinese Physician and people even came from out of town to see him. 

He prescribes  Chinese herbal medicine that is ready to drink (no need to boil any herbs on our own), very palatable to consume (that even toddlers have no trouble with the taste), which is really convenient. Before, I had to make a decoction of Chinese herbs and although time is not a factor, usually those decoctions are really bitter and yucky to consume…and they smell awful, too!  

Here is the name and address of my Chinese Physician (to find his clinic, you can use Google map by typing in his address) ===>

Dr. Sia – No 25, Jalan Hujan Rahmat, Overseas Union Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel :- 03-77840415

When you are on Jalan Hujan Rahmat, look out for a Magnum lottery outlet – it to the right of his clinic. The other side of Magnum is a Chinese Medicine/Herbal Shop. His clinic is painted a sunflower yellow and has two large, red lanterns hanging on the ceiling. There is a Chinese sign board….sorry, I can’t read Chinese :oops:   

His consultation hours are from Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 1pm, 3pm to 5pm. 

However, he may be late sometimes, and if you see his clinic is locked, just wait outside and he will turn up. Best is to give a call before going there.

The procedure for first timers visiting him is this ===>

1) when you go into the clinic, you will see a small window immediately to your left. There is a cash register there and on the side of the cash register, you will see a pile of small cards with numbers on them. Just take the first card, that is your queue number.

2) on the right of the clinic, you will see a long row of wooden bench. That is the waiting area.

3) Dr Sia’s consultation room is through the second door on the left. 

4) take a seat and wait for your turn. It helps to ask those that are already there what is the currently number being called so that you know how long you have to wait.

5) when you go in to see Dr Sia, he will ask you “How are you?” in Mandarin – by the way, he speaks mostly Mandarin and Hokkien….and a spattering of Cantonese.  He will take your pulse and that is when you tell him what you are seeing him for. He will write a prescription for his wife or assistant to gather the herbal medicine for you, and he will most likely tell you what foods to avoid while you are taking his medicine. 

For me, I have a long list of foods/drinks to avoid – no cooling teas, no cooling herbal drinks, no curry, no mee nor meehoon, …. :sad:   

Then he would ask for your Chinese name….and you are done! You would have spent at most just three minutes in there, unless you have more questions for him. 

Caution! ===> Dr Sia can be quite eccentric and if you are not taking care of your health probably, he may rebuke you! :lol: 

6) when you are finished with Dr Sia, just go back to the bench to wait for your name to be called when you medicine is ready. They have to combine the various herbal formulae and boil the medicine before dispensing it in two bottles. You are to take 30ml of the medicine twice a day.

7) the consultation fee is RM10, and with the herbal medicine, the total cost is around RM74 to RM80, depending on what ailments you have. 

Please note that I am not being paid by Dr Sia to promote his practice…but he is a really good and reliable Chinese Physician. I have talked to his other patients before and some said they have been seeing him for 30 years already, while most of them have been recommended by their friends to see him.

So, I am also recommending him to those of you that stay in the Klang Valley. Good Chinese Doctors are really hard to come by these days, and therefore, do go give him a try. :wink:   

With best wishes for good health,

choesf :D

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  1. 1

    TheOwl said,

    Dear Happyhomemaker,

    TQ for the detailed info. So generous of you to share. It is indeed very difficult to find a good sinseh bcs some are out to fleece people of their money. Some are really charlatans and they dare bcs Chinese herbs are so complicating and there are so many types and the same type might have varieties too. Some might even be toxic so we must be very careful who we go to.

    I’ve come across the bullshit ones who are very good at self-promotion (the masuk bakul angkat sendiri type) bcs these so-called sinsehs praise themselves sky high like they are some kind of demi-god. There is a handicapped lady sinseh (she had polio as a kid and has a bad leg. The surname is Yap) also in OUG who has self-elevated herself to a demi-god LOL,telling me years ago that she “descended” from heaven (hence she won’t die but one day might just disappear and go back to heaven like Jesus,that she wasn’t human haha yet she’s still practising there). She’s out for money bcs she’s a “hit and miss” case. She heals some patients and not others. Her charges 12 years ago were so expensive – RM20 for consultation and her herbs could come to RM60-70 per consumption. It was so troublesome as the patients would have to boil the herbs for hours using charcoal and the black concoction tasted vile too.

    Chinese medicine is good but it takes time except for a bad cough I guess (as described by you) bcs I had never seen a sinseh for cough. When the cough is so bad we will be desperate for any relief. If a person needs emergency surgery he has to see a western-trained specialist asap. The very experienced Chinese sinseh can diagnose the root of the problem by just feeling the pulse bcs when they do so they can feel or “hear” how your blood flows/courses through your veins. One thing good about Chinese traditional medicine is that it treats the root problem whereas western medicine treats the symptoms only in most cases unless it is cancer or something serious.

    The Chinese physicians all say that once your liver and kidneys are good all’s well with you bcs the liver and kidneys are the seats of your health – physical,mental,emotional and sexual health. Sometimes I wonder if they are right bcs they always give the basic herbs that treat the liver and kidneys for all ailments,besides the specific herbs for individual ailments.

    Again thanks for sharing such important info.

    • 2

      Good morning, dear TheOwl :D

      Thank you, too, for sharing your thoughts and experiences with Chinese sinsehs. :idea:

      Once, when I was recommending my Chinese physician to a lady at the market, she asked me if mine was a handicapped lady who is famous in OUG. That must be the same person you mentioned. I have brought my husband to another Chinese sinseh in OUG (I had Google-ed for information and it was before I knew my present sinseh) – a man, who didn’t get my husband well and who had insisted that we bought a RM200 tonic wine to improve my husband’s blood circulation. That was the first and last time we went to see that guy. :roll:

      My eldest son developed a sore throat exactly one week ago but my health teas didn’t work this time. When he also started a dry cough and runny nose, I gave him the juice of one whole lemon to take, without drinking any water for half an hour. That didn’t help with his cough also. He has also finished his course of medication from our family Western doctor, but his flu didn’t improve also.

      My sore throat actually started around the same time as my son’s, but drinking a tea of 3 sticks of Kuding Cha and loose Jiaogulan leaves managed to fight off my sore throat twice…until the weekend, when that tea also didn’t help with my sore throat which had became worse with a really bad cough and cold. My son and I must have caught a really nasty flu bug and that was the signal for us to visit our regular Chinese physician. :wink:

      Do have a wonderful day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  2. 3

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    • 4

      Hi there, dear Singapore Memory Project :D

      Thank you for your lovely invitation to pledge my blog as part of the Singapore Memory Project. However, I don’t think I meet your “requirements” as I am a Malaysian, blogging out of Kuala Lumpur, and I have not written any articles on Singapore. :oops:

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      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  3. 7

    Found an Oriental Tit Tar Physician online here :idea: ===>

    http://www.orientaltittar.com/contactus.asp

    Outlets :-

    Kepong Baru
    18, Psn Mergastua, Kepong Baru, 52100
    Kuala Lumpur.

    Mon – Sat: 3pm to 10pm
    Sun: 12pm to 4pm

    Tel: 016-3333757 / 012-3333727

    ———————————————————————————-

    Seapark
    26, Jalan 21/11B, 46300, Petaling Jaya.

    Mon – Fri:
    12pm to 4pm
    7pm to 8.30pm

    Sat,Sun & Public Holiday:
    12pm to 4pm
    (Appointment if necessary)

    Tel: 012 – 3333 727

    ———————————————————————-

    O.U.G.(Old Klang Rd)
    No 2. Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3,
    Taman O.U.G,
    58200 Kuala Lumpur.

    Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri:
    3pm-9pm

    Sat: 2pm-5pm

    Closed on Thursday, Sunday & Public Holiday

    Tel: 016-3333767 / 012-3333727

  4. 8

    li said,

    I love reading your blog as you post some interesting articles & useful info. Thanks for all the effort you invested in this website. It’s great to see you take proactive action and responsibility for your health.
    It must be the very hot weather in KL that’s making people ill with coughs & flus. I hope you’re feeling better.
    I think maintaining good health involves many factors eating nutritious food, drinking enough water, gentle exercise, positive mental outlook destress etc. Avoiding/ reducing process foods,gmo, corn syrup, msg and other chemicals etc may be helpful .

    Usually I’ll research on the internet for nutritional/ supplement/ self help advice (e.g eating Vit C & garlic for colds,drinking coloidal silver to kill germs) but if necessary I’ll get some chinese herbs.

    Chinese physician usually give dietary advice besides prescribing herbal pills or teas. E.g for my case -heaty cough with phlegm avoid cold drinks, deepfried foods, oranges, eggs . For shingles avoid all meats, seafood, eggs, beans, deep fried foods and other toxins.
    The chinese physician I visited in Taman Melawati have some Malay & Indian customers so maybe chinese herbs do help some people.

    • 9

      Hi there, dear li :D

      Thank you very much for your compliments on my blog and for sharing your helpful information on maintaining good health. :D

      I have almost recovered from my cough, and taking the herbal cough syrup, Nin Jion Pei Pa Koa helps to soothe it.

      For about three weeks recently, I had stopped taking my health teas while going on the 30-day blood detoxification to reduce cholesterol using Black Fungus (Mok Yee) and I think my body immunity was down to be hit by that flu bug. Anyway, now I am back to taking all those health drinks and soups again. So far, I find that the Jiaogulan Tea and Dried, Roasted Burdock Root Tea work very well for me to give me a good sense of well-being, especially as I am perimenopausal now. :lol:

      Do have a lovely day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  5. 10

    I’m sorry so say,
    my girlfriend had reseach on several chinese medicine and surprisingly the result that many of chinese medicine use corticosteroid chemical ttha can reduce the disease symptom but non cure the source of the disease,
    be careful to choose TCM

    • 11

      Hi there, dear dedy :D

      You are right – it is believed that some traditional Chinese medicine may contain steroid and we have to be careful about that. As long as we don’t consume that medicine frequently and over a long period of time, we should be alright.

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

  6. 12

    chinny chin said,

    Hi HHM,

    Miss your earlier post on the chinese physician in OUG. The lady someone mentioned above is a hit and run. Been to the one you mentioned , he’s effective. But I prefer to go Greenapple organic health care, the owner Mr Yee is a trained Chinese Physician. For my young boy he is the best. Cure within three days.

    Another good one is Ban Kar Hing same row as the kin hong medicine shop which sells a lot of others staffs at a cheap price. That shop … you don’t see queue, by appointment only. Use to be very crowded, they change the system. Young doctor but really good especially on women sickness. I went to him for my hormone imbalance and finally got my young boy after 7 years.

    For flu and sickness needs immediate attention , for my older boy, we go a bit further to Bukit Jalil Esplanad, the shops opposite Hong Kong actor Andy Lau’s in law house. He’s a chinese from China, Been around for ages, moved from Pudu plaza. Name is Bio Nice Medicare Group. Check them online http://www.bionice.com.my

    The two physicians that we go very often is greenapple and bio nice.

    Cheers,
    Chinny

    • 13

      Good afternoon, dear Chinny :D

      Thank you so much for letting me know some good Chinese physicians that you have gone to. That gives me more options to go for when I need to see a Chinese physician urgently. I notice that if we go see on as soon after we have been hit by the flu bug, we get better real quick. I especially like the young doctor that specialises in women’s health – hmmm…maybe he has some prescription formula for perimenopausal women like me? I must check it out. :lol:

      Do have a lovely day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

    • 14

      hsc said,

      Dear Chinny…
      can I know what is the Young Doctor name? i already TTC for almost 3 years without successful…
      thanks in avance

  7. 15

    lc said,

    I went today. Suprised to see him smoking away in his room.

    • 16

      Hi there, dear lc :D

      Yes, he smokes in his room :roll: ….

      With best wishes,

      choesf :D

      • 17

        JC said,

        Hi Happyhomemaker88!
        Thanks for the informative post! Definitely useful for people like me who can’t read Chinese but wants to know more about oriental/ Chinese medicine.
        By the way, was wondering if you can recommend some good tit tar master in PJ? Appreciate your assistance! :)

      • 18

        Hi there, dear JC :D

        I’m afraid I don’t know of any tit tar master in PJ :oops: … but I have heard of some people who said there is a good one in Sea Park or Paramount Garden, there is usually a long line of people seeing him. Unfortunately, I don’t have any contact details for that place.

        With best wishes,

        choesf :D


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