Yin and Yang is a main concept in TCM, an unhealthy state is an indication of imbalance between the Yin and the Yang of the body. Whereas, Qi is referred as the life force, any intervention of the flow of Qi in our body such as Qi deficiency or Qi stagnation, results in sickness. Therefore by restoring the balance through acupuncture, the body’s health condition can thus be improved. Acupuncture is not only proven on the level of concepts in TCM, its functions are also proven empirically. The following are several examples concerning pain
This paper delves into the subject of health, which is interpreted in a wide array of views depending on one’s cultural background and values. We will take a look at Nola Pender’s Health Promotion Model and how that is incorporated into my family’s health practices. With a combination of a Western and tradition Chinese upbringing, I will evaluate on how my experiences growing up have both positively and negatively affected my personal definition of health and health practices. There is no singular definition of health. Some would say it is the absence of illness.
Effectiveness of plant medicines i.e. herbal products make a belief that they are safer/superior than the synthetic products. Taxonomic markers and models for the discovery of new synthetic compounds It is a movement towards self-medication in which patients’ believe that sometimes problem (disease) was not identified properly by the physicians. So, herbal medicines come out to be a good option and effective in the treatment of various diseases where modern medicines (synthetic drugs) have proven inadequate. The production, consumption and international trade in medicinal plants and phytomedicines are growing and expected to grow with quality, efficacy and safety in future with the development of science and technology.
However, he also combined his own medical observation that had never been documented before. The Canon was originally written in Arabic, however it was then translated to a series of languages including Persia, English, Chinese, Latin and Hebrew. These translations had further added to its exposure, resulting in it being accepted and distributed in both Europe and the Middle East. Eventually, it became the medical authority for centuries and was used as a textbook in many prestigious universities and became a widespread medical piece in the east and
Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine (TMC), meditation and qigong) are today classified as holistic, and have their origins as far back as 2000–5000 years. They used to be and still are regarded as conventional medical practices of their time and cultures (Garodia et al., 2007; Cointreau, 2013). Holistic medicine as we know it today dates back as far as Hippocrates (Ventegodt et al., 2007), who believed in the healing power of nature, as well as the self-healing process, a belief which was predominant until the 19th century (Said, 1982; Chishti et al. 1991). It was Arabs scholars who brought this holistic approach to the Graeco-Roman world, which
Theories of both Chinese and Western medicine exist for helping people maintain good health and away from deceases. Western medicine relies more on scientific proof “Western medicine places strong emphasis on the physical structures of the body, which are made up of different organic and inorganic substances, proteins, tissues and cells.” (Shen Lung Ltd, 2002) Unlike western medicine, TMC originates and relies very much on Chinese philosophical theories. And the theory of qi is one of them. This essay will be explaining what qi is in Chinese medicine, including its general concept, movement and flow in human body, functions, what would be
This is because Chinese medicine is an alternative medicine or so called Naturopathy. The treatment focuses on the whole body system to make a permanent cure rather than only taking temporary solution. The whole Chinese medicine includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), dietary therapy and so on. (Kaptchuk & Tomalin, 2000). Although traditional Chinese Medicine is regarded as an unscientific way to treat diseases, it still attract different patients to try because of the useless of western medicine in some
• A very clear nocebo effect can be seen in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Because Alzheimer’s patients are likely to not remember that medicines have been effective for them in the past, they usually don’t have any expectations of symptom relief, and therefore placebos don’t have a great effect on them. Ethics of the Placebo Effect A widely debated topic in medical circles is the ethics of prescribing placebos. According to an article by Lichtenberg, Heresco-Levy and Nitzan in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Volume 30, Issue 6, prescribing placebos is ethical if it adheres to the following guidelines: • The physician should only prescribe placebos with good intention. It should never be done to gain economic standing, professional glory, or due to emotional involvement.
Several ayurvedic medicines has been discovered to reduce the risk of heart disease. At present, these remedies are back into projection because the ability of traditional medicines such as antibiotics, which once had maximal efficiency towards infections is on the wane. About 2,000 ayurvedic plant species are considered to have medicinal value. Although modern drugs are effective in the significant control of cardiovascular disease, their use is often associated with a number of undesirable effects . Due to low cost and better acceptance of patient, the ayurvedic formulations have been found more beneficial than the modern drug.
In the written record, the study of herbs dates back 5,000 years to the ancient Sumerians, who described well-established medicinal uses for plants. Many herbs and minerals used in Ayurveda were described by ancient Indian herbalists such as Charaka and Sushruta during the 1st Millennium BC. There are 4246 registered herbal medicines in India. As per the essential drug lists for the three systems of traditional medicine in India, the Ayurveda list has 315 herbal medicines, the Unani list has 244 herbal medicines and the Siddha list has 98. Moreover, by now, the annual turnover of Indian herbal industry is more than Rs.