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  Traditional Chinese medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term TCM is sometimes used specifically within the field of Chinese medicine to refer to the standardized set of theories and practices introduced in the mid-20th century under the government of Mao, as distinguished from related traditional theories and practices preserved by people in Taiwan, Hong Kong and by the overseas Chinese.
Unlike other forms of traditional medicine which have largely become extinct, traditional Chinese medicine continues as a distinct branch of modern medical practice, and within China, it is an important part of the public health care system.
Chinese herbal medicine includes many compounds which are unused by Western medicine, and there is great interest in those compounds as well as the theories which TCM practitioners use to determine which compound to prescribe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_medicine   (2891 words)

 Traditional Chinese Medicine - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) also known simply as Chinese medicine (Chinese: 中醫學 or 中药学, zhōngyào xŭe) or traditional Oriental medicine, is the name commonly given to a range of traditional medical practices used in China that have developed over the course of several thousand years of history.
Unlike these other forms of traditional medicine which have largely become extinct, traditional Chinese medicine continues as a distinct branch of modern medical practice, and within China, it is an important part of the public health care system.
Because of this, the foundation principles of Oriental Medicine are not necessarily uniform but their continual evolution began approximately between 2000 B.C. and 4000 B.C. The roots of TCM are considered by most to be Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, however, mostly it is based on Taoism which is both a philosophy and a religion.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /traditional_chinese_medicine.htm   (3056 words)

 Chinese Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC.
Chinese herbal medicine, along with the other components of Chinese medicine, is based on the concepts of Yin and Yang.
Chinese medicine recognizes that health is more than just the absence of disease and it has a unique capacity to maintain and enhance our capacity for well being and happiness.
chinese-school.netfirms.com /Chinese-medicine.html   (772 words)

 Chinese Medicine and Cancer - Richard Walters - HealthWorld Online
Chinese doctors believe the causes of cancer are multiple, including toxins and other environmental factors, called "external causes," as well as "internal causes" such as emotional stress, bad eating habits, accumulated wastes from food, and damaged organs.
Another component of Chinese medicine used in cancer treatment is chi gong a 3,000-year-old exercise that combines the slow, symmetrical, graceful movements of tai chi with meditation, relaxation, patterned breathing, guided imagery, and other behavioral techniques.
Since 1979, "the Chinese have cured hundreds of cancer victims through chi gong," and many thousands have used this practice to prolong their lives, reports Paul Dong, a journalist and chi gong practitioner and teacher based in Oakland, California.10 Dong, who was born in mainland China, went to China in 1984 to investigate chi gong.
www.healthy.net /library/books/options/chinese.htm   (4232 words)

 Chinese Herb Medicine FAQ
Chinese herb medicine is a very good alternative for those who are looking for a natural alternative for the conventional western medicine.
There are many very efficient Chinese herbal patent medicines and prescribed herb formulas for the medications taken for pain syndromes, gastrointestinal disorders, neurological disorders, stress related syndromes, respiratory disorders, heart problems, sexual dysfunction, allergies and immune system deficiencies, as well as replacements for antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Chinese herbs usually are used in combinations of 8 to 15 herbs.
www.acuhealing.com /chineseherbs/HerbFAQ.htm   (1435 words)

 Chinese Patent Medicines
From the point of view of Chinese medicine, distress, upset and anxiety occur due to concurrent blood deficiency and emotional constriction of liver which controls the free flow of blood.
In Chinese medicine, it is thought that if the heart is not properly nourished by the blood, insomnia, trouble sleeping and palpitations will appear.
In Chinese medicine, middle Qi is responsible for restraining and hold things such as rectum or uterus in place.
www.acuhealing.com /chineseherbs/PatentMedicine.htm   (1481 words)

 The Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the oldest school of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Texas.
Founded in 1990 as the Texas Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the institution was a candidate for accreditation by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) in 1994, and was accredited in 1996 and re-accredited in 2000 and 2004 by the Commission.
The Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is committed to the pursuit of excellence, integrity and quality enhancement in the fulfilling of its mission.
www.texastcm.edu   (296 words)

 Chinese Medicine
Albeit being national treasures, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) including medicinal herbs and patent Chinese drugs has yet to be legally recognized in most countries with a western medical background due to the lack of theoretical support and standardisation in the dosage, composition and efficacy of TCM.
Chinese medicine is widely accepted by the community and plays an important role in the health care system of Hong Kong.
The Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong (the Council), established in September 1999, was a statutory body to devise and implement the regulatory systems.
www.hkchcc.org /chinesemedicine.htm   (4477 words)

 Alternative Chinese Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ancient Medicine is also called Alternative Medicine, which includes chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic, and Chinese therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
For years, the Chinese government and the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan have put great efforts into promoting the modernization of Chinese medicine.
Western medicine examines and dissects to determine what is not working in the body and attempts to introduce external, often synthetic, chemical compounds to compensate.
www.cljhealth.com /alternative-medicine.htm   (1168 words)

 Chinese Herbal Medicine    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese medicine focuses on the opportunity for sustaining health and wellbeing as one grows while the west is focused on aging.
Chinese herbal medicine can control and minimize the side effects may enhance their therapeutic effects while strengthening the immune system and white blood cells.
Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Estrogen Dependent Tumors - Article by Subhuti Dharmanada Phd., investigating the current concerns and uses of Chinese herbal medicine and plant estrogens in breast cancer, women's health, and medical research.
www.ability.org.uk /chinese_herbal_medicine.html   (4197 words)

 Chinese Medical Psychiatry by Bob Flaws and James Lake, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese Medical Psychiatry by Bob Flaws and James Lake, MD This website is meant as a companion to Bob Flaws & James Lake's book, Chinese Medical Psychiatry.
It is intended for students and practitioners of Chinese medicine as well as practitioners of other health care systems interested in Chinese medicine and psychiatry to do further research in this area.
Hopefully, Chinese Medical Psychiatry will be adopted as the textbook for a course of this title at English language acupuncture and Oriental medical colleges all over the world.
chinesemedicalpsychiatry.com   (585 words)

 Chinese Herbal Medicine
The use of qinghao for medicinal purposes was first reported in 168 B.C. In the early 70's Chinese scientists rediscovered the herb and by 1979 they had conducted extensive clinical studies which proved its effectiveness in combatting malaria.
Chinese scientists discovered 25 years ago that extracts from the herb qinghaosu (wormwood) are highly effective in treating malaria.
Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are routinely used in China to treat the condition, but so far have not been generally accepted by conventional Western medicine.
www.pinc.com /healthnews/chinese_medicine.html   (3135 words)

 Chinese Med   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
She has treated large numbers of patients in the Emergency Department with severe chronic illness fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, chronic back pain and many others and is convinced that, beyond simple suppression of symptoms, there is true healing for these conditions.
The Chinese consider all functions of the body to be related to the elemental composition of the person, the relative amounts of Fire (dynamic energy), Wood (creative energy), Water (sustaining energy), Metal (structural energy) and Earth (nourishing energy).
Chinese medicine treats dysfunction much earlier, while it is still in the energetic state.
www.crossroadsinstitute.org /chinmed.html   (730 words)

 Introduction to Chinese Medicine/TCM
In TCM, the understanding of the human body is based on the holistic understanding of the universe as described in Daoism, and the treatment of illness is based primarily on the diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes.
Traditional Chinese medicine treatment starts with the analysis of the entire system, then focuses on the correction of pathological changes through readjusting the functions of the zang-fu organs.
Herbal medicine acts on zang-fu organs internally, while qigong tries to restore the orderly information flow inside the network through the regulation of Qi.
www.tcmpage.com   (389 words)

 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong
Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM") is an integral part of Chinese culture.
Today both of TCM and western medicine are being used in providing medical and health services in China.
TCM is defined as a medical science governing the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine.
www.index-china.com /index-english/TCM-s.html   (760 words)

 Chinese Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Physiology of Chinese medicine holds that the human body's life is the result of the balance of yin and yang.
Doctors of Chinese medicine believe that vital energy - moving and energetic particles, state of blood, and body fluid are the essential substances that compose together to form the human body, and the basis for internal organs to process.
In traditional Chinese medical science, the drugs are also different from the West, because doctors have discovered the medicinal effects of thousand of herbs over a long period of time.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/medicine.htm   (654 words)

Most acupuncturists espouse the traditional Chinese view of health and disease and consider acupuncture, herbal medicine, and related practices to be valid approaches to the full gamut of disease.
A recent analysis of 2,938 reports of clinical trials reported in Chinese medical journals concluded that that no conclusions could be drawn from the vast majority of them.
In most of the trials, disease was defined and diagnosed according to conventional medicine; trial outcomes were assessed with objective or subjective (or both) methods of conventional medicine, often complemented by traditional Chinese methods.
www.quackwatch.org /01QuackeryRelatedTopics/acu.html   (3050 words)

 Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Acupuncture: Oriental medicine is an effective, low cost medical treatment that works in harmony with the body's natural healing ability.
For authentic practitioners of Oriental Medicine, the interplay of Organs/Emotions/Spirit is inescapable.
Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies foods by their energetic values rather than their caloric or fat content.
qi-journal.com /tcm.asp   (233 words)

 Traditional Chinese Medicine | AHealthyMe.com
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healing that developed in China about 3,000 years ago and has changed very little over the centuries.
The Chinese believe that acupuncture treatments redirect or unblock the flow of vital energy through your body and that certain herbs soothe over-active organs or strengthen weak ones.
Many Chinese herbalists won't tell you exactly what's in their concoctions, some of which may contain trace amounts of dangerous substances such as mercury and arsenic.
www.ahealthyme.com /article/primer/100026128   (761 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Chinese Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though not a history book, this is the work of an historian and is written from an historian's point of view, explaining events against the background of the life of the times in China.
It introduces each element of Chinese medical knowledge, each phase of its development in the light of the intelectual, social, political, and economic soil from which it sprang, and shows how the concepts of Chinese medicine were able to gain acceptance and how, despite its gradual evolution, its basic features remained stable for 2000 years.
Aside from the wealth of information it contains about the nature and development of Chinese medicine, the author's view of the reception of Chinese medicine in the West is a major contribution to our understanding of alternative healthcare.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0912111550?v=glance   (548 words)

 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine: Acupuncture Schools & Massage Schools in San Diego, New York, Chicago
Chinese medicine has used the kudzu plant (ge gen) for centuries to treat stiff neck, sprains, thirst and diarrhea, and to reduce drinking alcohol.
Today, researchers are exploring this Chinese herb's use in Detoxification therapy and to reduce alcohol consumption abuse.
The explosion in the popularity of massage can be attributed in part to the growing population of aging baby boomers and an increased awareness of the effects of stress and the physiological benefits of massage.
www.pacificcollege.edu   (1334 words)

 Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture--Natural way for your problems
I, Albert Zhang, have been working as a doctor for years in a leading traditional Chinese medical hospital (GuangAnMen Hospital, attached to the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine) in Beijing.
Being a well-trained practitioner of traditional Chinese Medicine, I fully understand the concerns and questions some of you may have when trying other treatment they are not familiar with.
Please remember, Chinese Medicine (including herbal remedies, acupuncture and massage) have been used in China for more than two thousand of years -- they have history long enough to be trusted and you are not the first nor the last who will benefit from them.
www.newhopeclinic.co.nz   (207 words)

 Medicinal Food Recipes for Vitality, Health & Longevity!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Food Therapy has a recorded history of more than 3,000 years and is the most basic treatment in Chinese Medicine to prevent and cure disease.
It is the preparation of medicinal food dishes, using selected food ingredients and superior herbs, to derive the necessary nutrients to treat specific health conditions.
Eating foods with medicinal effects to meet our health conditions is the most effective way in promoting good health.
www.foodsnherbs.com   (567 words)

 Chinese Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture was the first modality to gain acceptance in the United States, however, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Herbal Medicine is equally important.
Chinese herbs are effective for most illnesses – similar to acupuncture (refer to the “Acupuncture” page for more information).
When Chinese herbs are recommended by a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, the beneficial effects are usually noticed within a few days – more gradually than pharmaceutical drugs and with far fewer side effects.
www.alpinewellnesscenter.com /Herbs.htm   (327 words)

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