History Of Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is one of the earliest ongoing organizations of medicine in our history. It dates as far back as five thousand years. It varies from Western or American forms of health care because the Modern medicine has been in existence for a much shorter time span. For instance, the American Medical Association was formed in 1847, 3800 years after the first initiation of traditional Chinese Medicine.
About Chinese Medicine
The methodology of Chinese medicine can be tough for some people to grasp, as it is quite intricate. It is based on the Daoist belief that we live in a universe in which everything is interconnected. This statement indicates that every organ or tissue in our body is interconnected, whatever happens in one part affects every other part too. In this medicine the heart and mind are not treated separately, instead, viewed as part of an energetic system. Illness or diseases is believed to be an outcome of increment of deficiency of energy passing through a specific part of the body, causing an interference in the equilibrium of the body.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is founded on the term qi ( pronounced ‘Chee’), which is the profound energy that flows throughout the body in passages known as meridians. If we talk about nature, it is said that qi controls seasons, climates, growth, nights and days. In living beings, it controls all daily actions, including mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. All the mentioned energies are in coordination or balance with one another.
ϖ Wellbeing and illness: the flow of qi, in a good state of the body, is free like a river. Disease and discomfort show when there is an excess of qi stagnated qi or deficient qi. In such cases, Acupuncture is used to command the flow of qi and restore desired equilibrium in the body.
ϖ Western medicine: According to Western medicine, Acupuncture positively triggers and enhance the neurotransmitter rates, which causes the energy balance in many parts of the body.
Acupuncture Tried On Human Body
The flow of qi across the meridians may be obstructed by some hindrance. Anything disturbing the human body, such as physical and psychological stress or poor nutrition can cause the blockage. Only the removal of this blockage can maintain the normal flow. We inject ultra-fine sterile needle at the point of blockage within the meridian that reimposes the free circulation of qi to re-initiate equilibrium and activate the body’s natural healing ability.
The process of Acupuncture includes:
ϖ Finding the points of discomfort or blockage
ϖ Pinpointing the main blockage areas
ϖ Clearing of the blockage to rectify a disturbance in the circulation of qi
Conditions Treated By TCM
There are many illnesses that can be treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine, for instance;
This field includes a migraine, stroke residual, neuralgia and headache
This field includes anxiety, nervousness, depression, hypertension, trauma, and insomnia.
This field includes hyperacidity, constipation, indigestion, chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain.
This field includes acne, psoriasis, eczema, shingles, common warts, anti-aging, dermatitis and herpes zoster.
This field includes asthma, bronchitis, common cold, tonsillitis, sinusitis, and allergies.
This field includes a backache, pain and weakness, sprains or strains, muscle cramping, localized traumatic injuries, arthritis, disc problems, sports injuries and sciatica.
This field includes PMS, impotence, menopause syndrome and cramps.
Acupuncture and the Traditional Chinese Medicine are the new lifesavers in our world today. They are being used as prevailing treatment substitutes. Many of our doctors are being accustomed to Acupuncture and the models of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is just about the time when the Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Modern Medicine should both be blended together and used in coordination instead of competition.