Traditional Chinese Medicine Thesis

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Thesis
Principles for disease prevention and treatment
Traditional Chinese Medicine had been established for more than 2000 years in china.
Its foundation has not only uplifted and revolutionized medicine in china, it also has left a strong imprint on western medicine.
The application and study of TCM is revolved around different types of practises such as, tuinaology, qi, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and forms of therapy.
Purpose of my thesis- is to enlighten my readers about the principles for disease prevention and treatment in relation to traditional Chinese medicine.
Importance to my reader- this thesis is aimed towards grasping the basic understanding of prevention and treatment .it is
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The ideology behind the treatment principle comes from the concept of wholism and treatment determination which is linked to syndrome differentiation. It is the general regulatory principle for determining formulas, dosages and methodology. With understanding the treatment principle physicians must pay careful attention to important aspects such as variations with pathological changes, changeable manifestations, complications, regulations of yin and yang and the ability to accurately prescribe treatment according to the different season, locality and the individual. Accomplishing this will be very rewarding and beneficial to both doctor and patient.
A) Treatment that targets the Root Disease –
This is the key principle on the bases of syndrome differentiation. It criticizes the root in comparison to the branches. The relation of both root and branch concepts could have several meanings. It could describe the primary and secondary in relation to a spectrum of flaws within the development of the disease. To fully grasp the knowledge behind this principle it is important to know what are the “routine treatments and contrary treatments “and also “treating the branch and treating the root “.
1) Routine Treatment
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Doctors should under the possible flaws within the disease, regulate treatment on the bases of syndrome differentiation in accordance to the patient’s status and strive for better patient outcome. 4) Firming Vitality and driving out Evil. –
The development of conflict between the two factors of vitality and evil ultimately determines the progression of the disease. This means that if evil has the advantage the disease progresses, and if vital has the advantage the disease is weakened. This indicates that by firming our vitality we can overcome sickness and this principle plays an important role in clinical treatment of a disease.

4.1) Concepts of vitality and driving out evil:
1) We must strengthen vitality- By engaging in physical activities that will strengthen the ability of the body to defend itself against sickness.
2) Driving out evil- By eliminating and getting rid of the pathogenic factors that are involved with a disease process.
3) Relationship between vitality and evil- Firming up our vitality is for our body’s defence and to eliminate pathogenic factors, whereas driving out evil is related to anti-pathogenic-qi.

4.2) Application:
1) Invade, to get rid of evil and firm vitality.
2) Reinforcement before attack, firming vitality and getting rid of the

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