For many thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has focus on the use of natural ingredients to cure illnesses, promote health, balance and harmony. Traditional Chinese medicine has been an important part of people’s lives. Manufacturers have rapidly understood this concept and offered products, which include natural elements and even ingredients used in Chinese medicine. Natural cosmetics, and especially Chinese herbal cosmetics, are opening up a new territory in the natural cosmetics market in China. Numerous companies have taken advantage of this
While Chinese medicinal beliefs have their upsides, they also have their downsides. Concerning traditional Chinese medicine, specifically with Chinese herbal medicine, my family holds too many expectations. They believe almost anything can be fixed with Chinese herbal medicine, but in some cases, is untrue. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, some herbal medicines are marketed in the United States are marketed as dietary supplements, where FDA regulations are less stringent and strict. Therefore, some Chinese herbal products may be unsafe.
It has been reported to be effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris with efficacy rate of more than 90% [7, 12-14]. Pan (2005)  reported the highest rate of efficacy of cupping therapy in the treatment of acne patients (96.8%) and this may be attributed to a Chinese-drug facemask he used together with cupping in the treatment of his patients. Wang  reported successful treatment of 87% of patients with eczema using wet cupping. In another study by Jun (1992)  reported improvement of 90% of vitiligo patients and Zhao et al. (1991)  reported improvement of 98.4% of psoriatic patients treated with
Western medicine came about because it has solved major issues starting during the war. Eastern medicine slowly started to be less looked at. As time has gone on Western medicine has become so good that there is no need for another system. Western medicine has saved many lives and made daily life better. Without western medicine, we would still be using the old techniques that ease the mind but not a broken leg.
In closing, I personally am a fan of supplements because they have been in existence a lot longer than the pharmaceutical companies. In fact “herbs or medicinal plants have a long history of treating disease. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, the written history of herbal medicine goes back over 2,000 years and herbalists in the West have used "weeds" equally long to treat that which ails us. We are all familiar with the virtues of Garlic, Chamomile, Peppermint, Lavender, and other common herbs”. (Siegenthaler, 2008) Furthermore, I do not feel that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme.
A SURVEY: AUTOMATIC DIAGNOSIS OF TONGUE IMAGE FOR IDENTIFYING VARIOUS DISEASES Abstract: Automatic tongue diagnosis system accordingly becomes an inevitable trend in Chinese medicine. Tongue has many relations both to the internal organs and to the meridians of the body. It can present the strong visual indicators of the person’s overall harmony and disharmony. Tongue images are the essential features for diagnosing various diseases. Different doctors may come to different conclusion with a little overlap based on the presentation of same tongue.
These ancient tablets held information on numerous herbs, and the recipes they could make from them. Among the herbs listed was Scutellaria baicalensis, the Chinese species of skullcap. This species is known more commonly today as Huang quin/qin or Baical skullcap. Due to the high number of flavonoids it contains, Baical skullcap has more anti-inflammatory properties than all the other species of skullcap. The root is the most beneficial part of this plant, in this species, and has been very effective at treating numerous inflammatory ailments such as; headaches, inflammatory bowel disease, tumors, arthritis, and many more.
Chinese Medicine was heavily infused into Hong Kong locals’ lives; they were in the habit of preparing soups with crude drugs and/or visiting tea shops to drink herbal tea. Compared to other regions, Hong Kong’s consumption rate of Chinese medicine is much higher. To add on to that, Chinese Medicine was depended on to cure the ailments of the locals; it played an outstanding role in halting the spread of smallpox in 1904. As a result, households were granted the freedom to be treated either with Chinese or Western Medicine; hence the social status of the Chinese practitioners rose as they were finally recognized as notable healers. In response to the rise of demand for the practice, a night school was set up for certification to practice Chinese Medicine in 1917.
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
Especially the world Health organization (WHO) advocated that developed countries should collaborate with traditional medicine practitioners to explore new aspects that provide safe, economical, and effective remedies for viral diseases infections. According to WHO in some Asian and African countries, nearly 80% population depend on traditional medicine for primary health care. Out of which the herbal medicines are on the top of list which also strengthen the economy of several countries and are quite popular in the international market. Herbal medicines refer to herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations and finished herbal product that contain part of plant or other plant materials as active ingredients. Several relevant has been demonstrated by plant extract by several groups are present anti-Dengue activity.