What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China. It’s a subject featuring the research of human physiology, pathology as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatments of various kinds of diseases. With more than 3000 years of history, traditional Chinese medicine contains the experience and theoretical knowledge of ancient Chinese people struggling against diseases. However a complete and systemic medical system has come to exist through the long course of medical practice and continuous development.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is mainly created by the Han nationality which accounts for over 90% of the population of China, so we refer it as Chinese medicine. There are also some other traditional medicine like Tibetan medicine, Mongolian medicine, Miao medicine and so on which we called ethnomedicine.
In Chinese philosophy, masculine, feminine and the five elements (gold, wood, water, fire and earth, of which the ancient Chinese people think the world consists) serve as the foundation of the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It regards the human body as a unity of gas, shape and spirit. Through four methods like observing, listening, asking the situation and feeling the pulse, the pathogenesis, nature of disease, place of disease could be confirmed. After which the cure methods like sweat, vomit, down, peace, temperature, and cleaning, supply, elimination would be formulated and applied to the patients. During the development of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage, massage, pull cans, gua sha, Taichi, pedicure, medicated bath, moxibustion, qigong, diet therapy and other treatments have been invented to put the body under a balanced condition so as to prevent against and treat diseases.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has the ability to not only recover the balance of masculine and feminine, but also improve the quality of life. The ultimate goal of Traditional Chinese Medicine is more than the treatment of disease, but help people to enjoy a higher quality of life.
What are the features of TCM?
TCM has many treatment modalities to promote healthy conditions and treat the disease, I will give you a detail recommend as follows:
Chinese herbs medicine
Chinese herbs medicine is originated in China. Up to now, there are more than 12000 species of medicinal plants. No country could compare with China in terms of herbal medicines. With regard to the resources of Chinese herbal medicine, we enjoy an incomparable advantage over other countries. Now, more and more foreign people come to recognize it and apply it.
Chinese herbs medicine consists of plant medicine (root, stem, leaf, fruit), animal medicine (Internal organs, skin, bones, organs and so on), and mineral medicine. Because of plant medicine being the majority of Chinese medicine, so TCM is also known as the Chinese herbal medicine. Plant medicine has more than 5000 species, if we count up all kinds of prescriptions formed by herbs, it must be a really large number. During several thousands years of research, it already forms an independent science---herbalism. In China, all medical colleges have established a subject, the content of which is herbs.
Chinese herbs medicine can be taken orally and externally, it has a good effect to restore kidney function. Such as relieve urine protein, anti-inflammatory, regulating vasomotor, immunoregulation, increase renal blood flow, Diuresis and detumescence, reduce the level of serum creatinine, relieve edema.