Chinese Traditional Medicine

Chinese Traditional Medicine

Use of Chinese traditional medicine is useful when combined with conventional therapies to treat addiction, headaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma; and to assist in stroke rehabilitation.

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    Tuina is a massage-like healing art dates back to the Shang Dynasty of China, 1700 BC. There is indication that tuina massage was used to treat diseases in children and digestive complaints in adults. Acupressure is the pressing of acupoints, but Tuina (pronounced "twee-nah")  uses different strokes that are applied to specific points, muscle groups, and meridians. Tuina goes beyond the physical touch effect to rely on the physical expression of Qi or energy flow from the giver to the receiver for ultimate healing.

    To stimulate health, a Tuina practitioner uses:
     
    • Hand techniques to massage the soft tissue of the body
    • Acupressure to touch specific points that affect the flow of Qi
    • Manipulation techniques to realign the musculoskeletal system.
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    What does Qi gong help treat?

    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.

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    Dr. Stephen Atkins - What are meridians?

    In traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are energy pathways that flow throughout the body. In this video, Dr. Stephen Atkins, an integrative medicine specialist, explains how meridians are thought to work.

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Feng 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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    In Chinese medicine, the emphasis is always on treating the whole person -- mind, body and spirit -- rather than just the body part that isn’t functioning well. "Chinese doctors use a combination of natural techniques to maintain a healthy balance, including herbal medicine, diet, tai chi and acupuncture.

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    A , Geriatric Medicine, answered
    Both 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.
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    If I take corydalis supplements, how much should I take?
    Corydalis can be taken in granular form or pill form, but the dosage should be 3-9 grams per day, maximum. In this video, oriental medicine expert Daniel Hsu, DAOM, explains why he thinks the granular form is an ideal way to take this herb. 
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    In Chinese face reading, which areas of the face indicate health issues?
    In Chinese face reading, there are zones of the face that correspond to areas of the body: chin, cheeks, nose, forehead and ears. Watch Chinese medicine expert, Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac. & PhD, explain how these facial zones can uncover health issues.
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    What are yin and yang in traditional Chinese medicine?
    In Chinese medicine, yin and yang represent the law of polarity, the continual cycle of complimentary forces and energies in our world. Watch Chinese medicine expert, Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac. & PhD, discuss how yin and yang create balance in our lives.
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    What Are Corydalis Supplements?
    Corydalis is a natural painkiller that people have been taking for centuries to relieve pain. Watch Dr. Oz and oriental medicine expert Daniel Hsu, LAC, describe how corydalis supplements are a non-addictive solution to chronic pain.
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