Dr. Chokchai Amornsawadwattana

Specialties

Plastic Surgery

Language

Thai, English

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 1996

Credentials

The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand, 2008
The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand, 2006
The Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, 2004

International Training & Post-Graduate Courses

Head, Neck, Breast Reconstruction
Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

English

Moxibustion

What is Moxibustion?

The medical process of heat therapy which is applied by burning dried plant material (moxa) near the surface of the skin is referred to as Moxibustion.

The goal of the process is to invigorate the flow of Qi in certain parts of the body in view of dispelling certain pathogenic trends.

The dried leafy material of Chinese Mugwort (Artemisia argyi or Artemisia vulugaris) is used in the making of Moxa. Other substances may also be applied in the making of Moxa.

English

Traditional Chinese Massage

What Is Traditional Chinese Massage?

It is a common belief among Chinese experts and medical practitioners that energy is required to move continuously within the body in order to help relieve stress and build the body’s immune system which in turn prevent diseases.

English

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient methodology in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. The use of cupping could be traced back to the fourth century when the renowned herbalist Ge Hong made a record of a form of cupping in a handbook of prescriptions.

Afterwards, some literatures gave vivid description of a cupping process during the Tang and Qing dynasties. A particular literature dedicated an entire chapter to “Fire Jar Qi”; a type of cupping that alleviates headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain.

English

Pulse Diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis is one of the fundamental parts of a diagnostic process in the practice of Chinese medicine. 

Pulse diagnosis is used in conjunction with other methods of diagnosis such as inspecting –making a general physical observation of the patient; auscultation and olfaction - listening and smelling as well as questioning – obtaining general information about the patient’s symptoms.

English

LASIK

Recovery

Recovery differs in every case, but almost all patients are usually able to drive, work and get back to normal daily activities within 24-48 hours after surgery. Most patients show amazement at how easy the recovery was and how they wish they could have had surgery earlier.

After Surgery

While the recovery time is incredibly fast after the procedure, there actually are some vital steps and instructions you need to follow to guarantee proper healing.

English

LASIK

LASIK Procedure Steps

Before the procedure starts, your doctor will apply numbing eye drops to prevent any discomfort throughout the procedure. Your doctor may as well give you some medication to help you relax.

Your doctor will use an instrument called a lid speculum to keep your eyelids open while your eye is positioned under the laser.

The next step is to create a corneal flap using laser, see figure below.

English

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