There is an ever-growing number of people following traditional medicine. According to Kooreman (2007) 4 out of 10 Americans resorted to alternative medicine in 2007. Alternative medicine it is way of treatment diseases, which includes wide range of practices such as herbal therapies, massage, spiritual healing and many more. A good example of alternative medicine can be provided by traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is renowned for its effective healing power and is considered to be better than Western medicine, particularly in treatment of chronic diseases, diseases of skin, liver, kidneys and such conditions as stroke, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, migraine, etc.
Most chinese families as well prefer tea over other beverages like coffee, and the preparation of the tea is meticulous and careful. Small factors like frying, boiling and preparing the leaves is done with utmost care and precision. Many types of tea is consumed throughout China, HK and Taiwan, one of the most popular ones are white tea (bái chá), green tea (lǜ chá), oolong tea (wūlóng chá), black tea (hóng chá) and Pu-Erh Tea (Pǔ ěr chá). Tea is also appreciated as one of the seven necessities of the Chinese life, and is consumed throughout the day. It is most commonly taken as a substitute for water in the daily life of the Chinese people, and consumed with other drinks during meals.
Good morning everyone. When you hear of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), what comes into your mind? For me, acupuncture, suction cups, herbal tea and massage struck me. II. But after developing an interest in TCM, I discovered it is much more than these.
Ma-huang is first mentioned in the classic Chinese herbal of the Divine Plowman Emperor, Shen-Nong's Ben Cao Jing, which survives as a list of 365 herbs from the first century A.D. Ephedra is the basis of the modern Chinese materia medica. Under the creed of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ma-Huang's taste and nature are hot, bitter, and warming. Its functions are to induce sweat, soothe breathing, and promote the excretion of urine. It is traditionally prescribed for typhoid fever, bad colds, fevers without sweat, pain over the body, pain in the joints, coughing, shortness of breath and swelling of the ankles. Ma-huang (ephedra) has been used for thousands of years to treat bronchial asthma cold and flu, chills, lack of perspiration, headache, nasal congestion, aching joints and bones, cough and wheezing and edema.
By the late 1820s Britain had gotten to be a country of tea consumers, expending thirty million pounds of tea each year—enough to supply each man, lady, and child in Britain with two pounds of tea. China, in any case, had no intrigued in exchanging its tea for Britain’s woollen cloth or other made merchandise. So, Britain attempted to adjust its exchange by trafficking in a substance long illegal in China, however carried in from India: opium. Although opium had been taboo in China as early as 1729, it prospered despite the serious disciplines forced on those found blameworthy of smoking it. In the early 1800s, for case, when the sovereign found that indeed a few of the officers in his bodyguard were opium smokers, he requested that they be rejected, whipped one hundred lashes, and made to wear the cangue for two
In the view of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), inferring the Internal Changes from External Observation is one of the significant concepts. This concept can show the relationship of internal organs with physiological and pathological phenomenon. According to the Huangdi’s Internal Classic, internal organs that allow the formation and storage essence and “qi” will manifest themselves on the external part. Hence, if there are some abnormal changes of the internal organs, we can know the changes through the external part of body. There are four diagnosis methods to infer the changes from external observation, including inspection, listening and smelling, inquiry and palpation.
First type is Traditional alternative medicine examples Acupuncture, Naturopathy, and Chinese medicine. Second form is Body, includes Massage, Tai chi, and yoga based on idea that illness is located on one area of body. Third category is Diet and Herbs, example, herbal medicine and Dietary supplements, that idea built that nutrition is very important and today there are many problems in the
In beginning there was no pharma company in Pakistan thus Indian trader’s imported medicines to Pakistan. But after establishment of two pharma companies under the Pakistan Industrial Development Board (Khurram Chemicals Ltd. near Islamabad and Antibiotics Chemicals Ltd. at Mianwali) the growth of the industry was sustained till 1971 owing the requirement and consumer needs versus population ratio. Thereafter these two pharma companies were insufficient to meet demands owing to consumer ratio. Since 1971-1991, the Government of Pakistan imposed strict registration policies by implementing a Drug Generic Act. But on the contrary the government had given a very relaxed import restrictions policy due to which influx of imported drugs on large scale in the country took place.
The sinicization effect by the influx of Chinese performers in the 50s transformed the nature of getai culture and affected the local audience who enjoyed the shows. The new programmes not only set basic requirements of Chinese language proficiency for its audience, but their contents were also incorporated with Chinese cultural elements that were not favoured by non-Chinese audience. The sinicization of getai culture during the 1950s was so successful that from then onwards, getai is often seen as a part of ‘Chinese culture’ in
During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Beijing has developed a campaign to modify 40000 street signs and 1300 restaurant menus as the Chinese government believed that ‘signage is to be useful, not amusing.” However, this anti-Chinglish attitude has reversed as the People’s Daily in 2013 announced that Chinglish is a national pride, which “sweeps the world.” The article has shown that foreign English-speaking students have adapted to certain Chinglish phrases such as “no money no talk.” Professor Meng FaDong believed that the increasing in popularity of Chinglish is due to China playing a more significant role in today’s world economics. To a certain extend I do agree with Professor Meng’s statement, as Chinglish will allow easier communication when making business deals with Chinese companies. However, I believe the essence of Chinglish is the fascinating effort in terms of appealing to English speaking foreigners, and an attempt to allow easier communication between the two races. It fully reflects the Chinese spirit of “never giving up”, motivating the Chinese people to not be afraid when making an