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Chinese medicine: acupuncture.
All needles are Disposable
Chinese medicine: acupuncture methods for weight loss
Acupuncture: thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of
traditional Chinese medicine. They say, acupuncture is a pseudoscience. There is
a diverse range of acupuncture theories based on different philosophies, and
acupuncture techniques vary depending on the country. The method used in
Traditional Chinese Medicine is likely the most widespread in the US. It is most
often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other
conditions. Acupuncture is generally used only in combination with other forms
Chinese massage (tui na)
Chinese medicine methods
Herbal therapy, next to dietary therapy, is perhaps the most widely used
Traditional Chinese Medicine
NEVER take any herbs or supplements without first checking with your doctor!
Chinese medicine: SPA
Traditional Chinese medicine is a style of traditional Asian medicine built on a
foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice but informed by
modern medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine includes various forms of herbal
medicine, massage, acupuncture, exercise and dietary therapy. One of the basic
tenets of Traditional Chinese medicine "holds that the body's vital energy (chi
or qi) circulates through channels, called meridians, that have branches
connected to bodily organs and functions." Traditional Chinese medicine is a
broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been
developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years,
including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na),
exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. It is primarily used as a complementary
alternative medicine approach.
Yin and yang are ancient Chinese concepts which can be traced back to the Shang
dynasty (1600–1100 BC). They represent two abstract and complementary aspects
that every phenomenon in the universe can be divided into. Primordial analogies
for these aspects are the sun-facing (yang) and the shady (yin) side of a hill.
Two other commonly used representational allegories of yin and yang are water
Yin and yang symbol for balance. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, good health is
believed to be achieved by a balance between yin and
History of Chinese medicine
Traces of therapeutic activities in China date from the Shang
dynasty (14th–11th centuries BC). Though the Shang did not have a concept of
"medicine" as distinct from other fields, their oracular inscriptions on bones
and tortoise shells refer to illnesses that affected the Shang royal family:
toothaches, eye disorders, abdomen, bloated etc., which Shang elites usually
attributed to curses sent by their ancestors. There is no evidence that the
Shang nobility used herbal remedies. According to a 2006 overview, the
"Documentation of Chinese materia medica (CMM) dates back to around 1,100 BC
when only dozens of drugs were first described. By the end of the 16th century,
the number of drugs documented had reached close to 1,900. And by the end of the
last century, published records of CMM had reached 12,800 drugs."
Stone and bone needles found in ancient tombs led Joseph Needham to speculate
that acupuncture might have been carried out in the Shang dynasty. This being
said, most historians now make a distinction between medical lancing (or
bloodletting) and acupuncture in the narrower sense of using metal needles to
treat illnesses by stimulating specific points along circulation channels
("meridians") in accordance with theories related to the circulation of Qi. The
earliest evidence for acupuncture in this sense dates to the first or second
The Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon, the oldest received work of Chinese medical
theory, was compiled around the first century BC on the basis of shorter texts
from different medical lineages. It offers explanations on the relation between
humans, their environment, and the cosmos, on the contents of the body, on human
vitality and pathology, on the symptoms of illness, and on how to make
diagnostic and therapeutic decisions in light of all these factors. Unlike
earlier texts like Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments, which was excavated in the
1970s from a tomb that had been sealed in 168 BC, the Inner Canon rejected the
influence of spirits and the use of magic. It was also one of the first books in
which the cosmological doctrines of Yinyang and the Five Phases were brought to
a mature synthesis.
The Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders and Miscellaneous Illnesses was collated
by Zhang Zhongjing sometime between 196 and 220 CE; at the end of the Han
dynasty. Focusing on drug prescriptions rather than acupuncture, it was the
first medical work to combine Yinyang and the Five Phases with drug therapy.
This formulary was also the earliest public Chinese medical text to group
symptoms into clinically useful "patterns" that could serve as targets for
therapy. Having gone through numerous changes over time, the formulary now
circulates as two distinct books: the Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders and the
Essential Prescriptions of the Golden Casket, which were edited separately in
the eleventh century, under the Song dynasty.
In the centuries that followed the completion of the Yellow Emperor's Inner
Canon, several shorter books tried to summarize or systematize its contents. The
Canon of Problems (probably second century CE) tried to reconcile divergent
doctrines from the Inner Canon and developed a complete medical system centered
on needling therapy. The AB Canon of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Zhenjiu jiayi
jing 針灸甲乙經, compiled by Huangfu Mi sometime between 256 and 282 CE) assembled a
consistent body of doctrines concerning acupuncture; whereas the Canon of the
Pulse presented itself as a "comprehensive handbook of diagnostics and therapy."
In 1950, Chairman Mao Zedong made a speech in support of traditional Chinese
medicine which was influenced by political necessity. Zedong believed he and the
Chinese Communist Party should promote traditional Chinese medicine but he did
not personally believe in TCM and he did not use it. In 1952, the president of
the Chinese Medical Association said that, "This One Medicine, will possess a
basis in modern natural sciences, will have absorbed the ancient and the new,
the Chinese and the foreign, all medical achievements—and will be China’s New
Zhang Zhongjing, Tao Hongjing, Hua Tuo, Sun Simiao, Li
Shizhen, and Zhang Jiegu.