Traditional Chinese Medicine is a form of natural
therapy that aims to promote natural health- it is considered an alternative
and natural treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy lifestyle.
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Chinese Medicine at Natural Earth
has a rich and venerable medical culture; in fact, it was one of
the first countries to seriously take up medicine. While Chinese
medicine runs a diagonally opposite course from that adopted by
Western medicine, their 5,000 plus years of experience has given
them immense knowledge in medical science, diagnostic methods, cures
Chinese medicine operates on one basic principle – that of
Yin and Yang. Chinese medicine believes that the human body is a
small universe in itself, with a set of complicated interconnected
systems.Yang is the positive force, while Yin is the negative principle
that acts on the body. The two forces have to be in harmony with
each other and failing will cause diseases to strikes. Yang functions
to protect the body from outer harm, while Yin provides the inner
base to store energy for bodily functions.
of Chinese medicine believe that there is a vital energy that flows
through various channels in the body. Any blockages in the flow
of energy immediately trigger a physical reaction that manifests
In the ancient days, practitioners had limited understanding of
infection because traditional Chinese medicine predated the discovery
of bacteria, virus and other microorganisms. It is amazing that
they were able to successfully treat countless patients without
the help of any assistant apparatus. As such, doctors of Chinese
medicine needed a training period of years or even decades before
they were experienced enough to observe subtle differences and catch
vital symptoms. Practitioners based their diagnosis solely on observation,
olfaction, interrogation, pulse taking and palpitation.
Observation means that the doctor would observe the external organs
closely. When the internal organs malfunction, corresponding symptoms
appear externally as body pain, skin pallor, changes in excrement
and pulse-taking enables the doctor to juxtapose the pulse of the
patient with an inner change. Doctors believe that when all bodily
functions are normal, the frequency and beat of the pulse is relative
calm, stable and predictable.
Traditional Chinese medicine relies heavily on herbs and prescribes
potions that utilize the medicinal virtues of thousands of herbs.
The potions are prepared in a methodical way and when it is taken
according to the prescribed method, it heals - almost magically.
While Western medicine is just beginning to wake up to the importance
of exercise and healthy diet, the holistic approach of Chinese medicine
focuses on healthy living through consistent exercise and wholesome
main difference between Western and traditional Chinese medicine
is that while Western medicine aims to divide the physical body
into parts, the Chinese model is more concerned with the function
of the ENTIRE system. Thus, while mainstream medicine strives to
cure the ailments of a single body part, Chinese medicine looks
at the entire model as a single entity. Therefore even a swollen
toe may lead doctors to a problem in the intestine or kidney.
In the West, traditional Chinese medicine is looked upon as alternative
medicine. But in mainland China, this treatment is still considered
to be an integral part of the health care system. Surprisingly,
there is even an effort to integrate Chinese medicine with Western
Modern treatments that rely on Chinese medicine include acupuncture,
acutouch, herbal medicine and food therapy. Chinese medicine has
become so popular because it has successfully evolved through the
centuries to embrace the winning techniques of the West and integrate
that with the holistic and gentle treatment methods of the East.
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