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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

..WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON TAI CHI CHUAN…

History

Shen Nong- the Emperor of Agriculture, -tasted 100 herbs daily to assess their qualities

SHENNONG – “Divine Peasant” - started TCM
of the Agriculture Emperor's Materia Medica.
-365 medicines, comprising 252 plants, 67 animals, and 46 minerals
- world’s first pharmacopeia

Classic

History

Ancient healers compiled their knowledge into texts that formed the basis of Chinese medicine.

traditional medicine
 Unique

medical system practiced in China and the Far East for thousands of years

 All

medical doctors must be trained in both Chinese medicine and Western medicine although they may have either as their major area of training and practice.  All hospitals provide both services and when a patient comes to see a doctor, he or she may have a choice with the help of the doctor.

Types of traditional medicine

qi
- Matter and energy - It has substance without structure, and it possesses energy qualities but can't be measured. - It is the fundamental power underlying all the activities of nature as well as the vital life force of the human body.

 the

qi
 protects  keeps keeps

force of a thunderstorm can be understood in terms of its qi: The power of qi can be observed in the fallen trees and buildings in the storm's aftermath USES:

the body from attacks by disease-causing organisms the organs in their proper place the entire body warm


Types of traditional medicine

Medicinal Herbs
GINSENG

Stimulate

the system

and strengthen central nervous

Control

diabetes, improve blood pressure and heart action

Medicinal Herbs
WOLFBERRY

 Treat

kidney, liver, eye, and skin problems, diabetes, tuberculosis, anxiety, and insomnia the blood pressure and cholesterol levels

lower

Medicinal Herbs
 DON

QUAI

regulate

the menstrual cycle and to treat menopausal symptoms caused by hormonal changes the heart, spleen, liver and kidneys

treat

Medicinal Herbs
ASTRAGALUS
 

use

the dried sliced or powdered root to boost the immune system

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