Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient practice that includes herbal remedies, acupuncture as well as massage therapy, and is still used by millions of people all over the world. Find information about traditional Chinese medicine, treatments, cures and beliefs.

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In China, more than a million tons of herbs are used each year as medical substances. A clinical herbalist uses more than 250 standard formulas, which are modified to fit the disharmony pattern of a patient. Learn about traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

By Bill Schoenbart & Ellen Shefi

The Taoists developed the theory of yin and yang to explain the constantly changing state of the universe. It is the idea that the world is expressed through an endless cycle of polar opposites, such as hot and cold. Learn how yin and yang works.

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In traditional Chinese medicine, the yin organs produce, transform, and store qi, blood, body fluids, and essence. The five organs are the lungs, spleen, heart, liver, and kidneys. The theory focuses on how organs relate to each other.

By Bill Schoenbart & Ellen Shefi

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The yang organs, in traditional Chinese medicine, separate impure substances from food and drain them from the body. The yang organs are the stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine, the urinary bladder, and gallbladder.

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Traditional Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, exercise, herbal remedies, and more. You can effectively treat common ailments such as headaches, allergies, and the common cold with traditional Chinese medicine. Learn how.

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The history of traditional Chinese medicine can be traced back to millions of years ago. Explore traditional Chinese medicine history through archaeological records, written texts, and recent developments in this fascinating field.

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Qi ("chee") is one of the vital substances of traditional Chinese medicine. It is substance without structure and exists somewhere between matter and energy. It cannot be measured. Learn more about this life force and the role it plays in your health.

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Traditional Chinese medicine has been an effective healing practice for centuries. The ancient practice involves the use of acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese exercise, and more. Learn about traditional Chinese medicine.

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The Chinese have been using traditional medicine to treat illnesses for centuries. Learn what trick they have up their sleeves in this article.

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Sexual dysfunction plagues many people but it can be treated with alternative medicines. Learn more about how traditional Chinese medicine can be applied to this disease in this article.

By Dr. John Chen

Sometimes exercising and dieting are not enough in the effort to lose weight. Learn how traditional Chinese medicines can be used to lose weight in this article.

By Dr. Ray Rubio

Medicines by nature have a mysterious cloud surrounding them, especially ancient types of medicines. Take a look at what we have gathered for you on traditional Chinese medicines.

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