Chinese Traditional Medicine
2 AnswersDr. Mehmet Oz, MD , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
1 AnswerDr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM , Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
In traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are channels that form a network in the body, through which qi (vital energy) flows. Blocked qi causes pain or illness. The flow of qi is restored by using pressure, needles, suction, or heat at hundreds of specific points along the meridians.
This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.
1 AnswerSifu Karl Romain , Fitness, answered
Qigong helps treat a wide variety of illnesses from diabetes to sleep disorders; the breathing involved in the exercises helps to reduce stress and clear the mind. Watch Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qigong expert Sifu Karl Romain explain the health benefits.
2 AnswersBoth acupressure and acupuncture are powerful and subtle tools used by traditional Chinese doctors to treat illness and help the body heal itself. These methods both use the paradigm of Chinese medical theory, including the meridian theory, in order to treat illness. I encourage you to look for a practitioner that uses both acupressure and acupuncture to find the strengths and benefits of both acupressure and acupuncture.
1 AnswerDr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM , Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answeredThe following are some of the more common conditions treatable by Chinese medicine and acupuncture, as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO):
- Upper Respiratory Tract: Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, common cold, acute tonsillitis
- Respiratory System: Acute bronchitis, bronchial asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)
- Disorders of the Eye: Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, myopia (in children), cataract (without complications)
- Disorders of the Mouth: Toothache, post-extraction pain, gingivitis, acute and chronic pharyngitis
- Gastrointestinal Disorders: Spasms of esophagus and cardia, hiccough, gastroptosis, acute and chronic gastritis, gastric hyperacidity, chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief), acute duodenal ulcer (without complications), acute and chronic colitis, acute bacillary dysentery, constipation, diarrhea, paralytic ileus
- Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Headache and migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy (early stage, i.e. within three to six months), pareses following a stroke, peripheral neuropathies, sequelae of poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months), Meniere's disease, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, nocturnal enuresis, intercostal neuralgia, cervicobrachial syndrome, "frozen shoulder," "tennis elbow," sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis
3 AnswersJanet Tsai , Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
Acupuncture involves the insertion of a needle to stimulate a point, while acupressure can be performed with your fingertips, making it easy to do anytime. Watch acupuncturist Janet Tsai explain the difference between acupuncture and acupressure.
2 AnswersDr. Mehmet Oz, MD , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredFeng shui is the ancient Chinese science that uses shapes, colors, textures, sound, light, symbolic imagery and the arrangement of furniture to adjust the energy of a home.
According to this tradition, energy tends to be stagnant near the walls of a room. Place your bed away from corners to avoid feeling stifled by the lack of space between the side of your bed and the wall.
Don't put your bed next to a window, as it is thought in feng shui that the window drains out the good energy. Ideally, the window should be to the side of the bed so you can receive positive energy from the universe when you wake up.
When lying in bed you should have full view of the door, but the soles of your feet should not face the doorway.
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