Greek Medicine In Ancient Asia

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Medicine has been practiced from the beginnings of times, in many different ways. Greece and Asia are very important countries where medicine had a great evolution and history. We will review the characteristics of medicine in ancient Greek and ancient Asia, so we can make the difference between them as well as their similitudes, and how they affected medicine nowadays. Ancient Greece played an important part in medical history. In Ancient Greek physicians tried to discover, in a natural way, why someone got ill and died. The most famous of all Ancient Greek doctors was Hippocrates. He made such an impression on medical history that his name is still very much associated with medicine today. Greek doctors had started to look at the issue of poor health and disease by using a process of reasoning and observation. The Hippocratic texts deal with all manner of medical topics but can be grouped into the main categories of diagnosis, biology, treatment and general advice for doctors. Another source is the fragmentary texts…show more content…
With a history of 5,000 years, it has formed a deep and immense knowledge of medical science, theory, diagnostic methods, prescriptions and cures. The doctrines of Chinese medicine are rooted in books such as the Yellow Emperor 's Inner Canon and the Treatise on Cold Damage, as well as in cosmological notions such as yin-yang and the five phases. The Physiology of Chinese medicine holds that the human body 's life is the result of the balance of yin and yang. Yin is the inner and negative principles, and yang, outer and positive. The key reason why there is sickness is because the two aspects lose their harmony. The Wu Xing or Five Phases is a fivefold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal

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