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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    Avoid in people with a known allergy or sensitivity to ba ji tian Morinda officinalis, its components, or members of the Rubiaceae family.

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    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.

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    Avoid with known allergy or hypersensitivity to Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis), its constituents, or members of the Pinus genus or Pinaceae family. Pine seeds contain major food allergens. Severe acute allergy, angioedema (swelling under the skin), systemic hypotension (whole-body low blood pressure), shock, systemic allergic reactions, acute anaphylaxis (rapid-onset life-threatening allergic reactions), and heart attack have been reported. Cross-reactivity, sensitivity, and other reactions have been reported in individuals prone to allergies and in individuals with allergies to Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood), almonds, grass pollen, peanuts, olive pollen, pine pollen, or pine resin.

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    Energy psychology may be self-administered or performed by a healthcare provider; it is recommended, however, that the therapy is offered by someone specifically trained in energy psychology procedures. Many books are available on the theory and practice of this technique.

    Diagnosis is performed by a trained practitioner who asks questions of his or her patient that are intended to trigger painful memories. These memories create a muscle response, which helps to determine exactly where the patient's internal problems lie. Some practitioners also use mental field therapy (MFT), which theoretically leads to a rapid resolution of emotional distress.

    Once a diagnosis has been made, practitioners then attempt to alter the patient's energy flow; energy flow changes may help to disconnect the patient's conditioned illness response from his or her traumatic history. Similar to acupuncture and acupressure, this technique works by tapping the patient's acupoints (points used in acupuncture) along the body's meridians (channels of energy through which qi flows), or at energy chakras (points in the body from which qi radiates). Practitioners tap these energy meridian treatment points while their patients focus on the symptoms or problems being targeted. The tapping action is believed to unblock or balance the flow of qi.

    Roger Callahan asserts that his most advanced level of energy psychology, Voice Technology (VT), may be performed over the phone. The fee listed on Callahan's Web site for a practitioner to learn the secrets of this technology is $100,000. However, supportive evidence from properly-performed scientific studies of this method's effectiveness is lacking.

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    Regular Qi gong therapy may help to reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Further research is needed before a conclusion can be made.

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    Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs have been reported to improve symptoms and improve immune function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, research designs have been weak and more studies of better design are needed before recommendations can be made.

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    Preliminary study suggests that Qi gong therapy may improve white blood cell count in breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. Further study is warranted in this area.

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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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    Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbal combinations have been used for the treatment of dementia and reportedly improve cognitive function and activities of daily living. More studies of better design are needed before recommendations can be made.

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    Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may provide liver protection. For example, the RDP (removing dampness and purgative) method has been shown to improve the efficacy of comprehensive treatment for chronic severe hepatitis. However, more studies are needed before recommendations can be made.

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