Traditional Chinese medicine
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”.Prescriptions usually comprise four or more herbs interact with each other for complementary and synergistic pharmacology. They are brewed as a therapeutic cha I or processed into tablets for oral administration.
In herbal medicine there are four basic methods of diagnosis . visual inspection, inquiry, auscultation and smelling, and pulse diagnosis. The pulse reveals specific aspects of human health. Knowing the pulse, the healer can pick up the patient the right grass. The doctor also tries to determine the psychological, environmental and dietary causes of symptoms, then assigns only medications.
Acupuncture/Moxibustion (Zhen Jui).
“Zhen JIU” consists of acupuncture and moxibustion . They are used to induce stimulation in various locations of the body, treat illnesses and relieve pain. Acupuncture (use of needles), and moxibustion (the use of heated herbs), aimed at specific points along the pathways (channels and collaterals) in the body, can correct the flow of qi and blood to restore optimal health and to block pain.