History - Chinese Medicine

The use of medicine in China dates back as far as 3000 BC. However, the first archaeological evidence, such as acupuncture needles and traces of medicine in the bones, dates from the period of the Shang dynasty (B.C. 1766 - 1122), which marked the true beginning of Medicine in China.

The Philosophical Origin 

This developed from Taoism beliefs and observations that are related to the natural world behavior which reveal the "Ying" and "Yang" characteristics. Equilibrium is vital for the healthy human body. Imbalanced "Ying" and "Yang" will lead to diseases and sickness, the causes of imbalance are wind, cold, fire, dryness, dampness and summer heat. We will explain the causes of imbalance in later updates.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The traditional Chinese doctor by using 3 fingers, applies different levels of pressure on each finger and monitors the patient's pulse to determine the conditions of the various parts of the body, taking into consideration the age, physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the patient, thereby treating the root of the problem and not the symptom. When the cause of the sickness is determined, the doctor will decide the appropriate treatment such as prescription of herbs, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chi Kung, or recommendation of a special diet to compensate the imbalance.

Chinese Herbs

These are found in Nature, namely plants and trees and it can be said that there are herbs at every corner of the earth that can be incorporated into the Chinese medical system. Some medicines are derived from animals, minerals and biological products.

Examples of Chinese Herbs

More information will be added in next update!

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