Traditional Chinese medicine views a person both physically and mentally. It approaches health from the nature in all its complexity and multidimensionality. Enhancement of natural healing, Central China’s traditional medical practices. The basic concepts underlying all Chinese medical therapies Taoist teachings of “Yin” and “Yang” (theory of opposites); the five elements (metal, wood, water, fire and earth); and “qi” (pronounced Chi), the vital energy of life that circulates in the body through a system of paths.
Traditional Chinese folk medicine has a different paradigm from Western Biomedicine. Chinese medicine treats the body as a microscope that follows macrocosmic laws and factors, such as the seasonal patterns created by the combination of sun, moon and stars. It defines health as a recycling process of the human body, cultivating vital and spiritual forces, as well as maximum utilization of physiological functions.
Doctors trained in Biomedicine . regularly prescribe antibiotics, and traditional folk healers often treated treatment herbs.
Herbal medicine (Zhong Yao).
The earliest treatment with Chinese herbs appeared as early as 100 years BC, Most Chinese traditional medicines of plant origin, mineralia animal parts are also included in the “Zhong Yao”. Continue reading
Health only fifteen to twenty percent dependent on heredity and on the sixty-cent – a way of life. Another part is environmental habitat and food. Modern realities, when in order to succeed you need a lot of hard work, literally “burning” at work, lead to the fact that by forty years the average person has a whole bunch of chronic diseases.
No matter how sad, however, modern humans are little attention, and often or do not pay attention to those or other manifestations of the disease or the medication. All this leads to serious consequences. But, as you know – prevention is better than cure.
From ancient times to our days preserved some of the recipes that were used in Ancient China for healing. The Chinese were famous for their holistic approach to healing – they believed that it was necessary to treat not the disease itself and its causes. As for the drugs they used what was given by nature itself – living organisms and plants.
Such technologies allow now to cure those diseases, which scientific medicine is powerless. Drugs created on the basis of ancient Chinese recipes help in the prevention and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract. Continue reading
Valerian creates a light and pleasant air to breathe. This property of Valerian is due to the presence in it, first of all, essential oils. In the composition of the roots was found a large number of alkaloids, tannins, organic acids. In Ancient Greece the roots and dry grass in the water and infusions in wine used by suffocation, as a diuretic and in chest illnesses. It was considered a way to control thought and to excite thought.
The healing properties of elecampane has long been known. Avicenna recommended it for inflammation of the sciatic nerve and pain in the joints in the form of all types of medicinal roots and leaves. The Russian name “nard” was because it was attributed with magical powers from nine diseases. In the middle ages about its medicinal properties described in the poems. In modern medicine as medicinal raw materials use the rhizome and roots. Substance contained therein has expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antihelmintic action. It is used in diseases of the respiratory tract, the gastrointestinal tract, is recommended for irregular painful menstruation. Decoctions and infusions of roots and rhizomes act favorably in diseases of the kidneys, liver, hemorrhoids. Continue reading