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  Traditional Chinese Painting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chinese traditional painting is highly regarded throughout the world for its theory, expression, and techniques.
Traditional Chinese painting is a combination in the same picture of the arts of poetry, calligraphy, painting, and seal engraving.
Traditional Chinese painting has its special materials and tools, consisting of brushes of different types, ink and pigments of different textures, xuan paper, silk and various kinds of ink slabs.
www.folkarts.ca /chinese_art/traditional_chinese_painting_10016.aspx   (1249 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) also known simply as Chinese medicine (Chinese: 中醫學 or 中药学, zhōngyào) or traditional Oriental medicine, is the name commonly given to a range of traditional medical practices originating in China thousands of years ago.
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.
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.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/t/r/Traditional_Chinese_medicine.html   (1994 words)

  
 The Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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)

  
 traditional Chinese medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system of health care based on the late-twentieth-century standardization of medical practices that originated in China some 2500 years ago.
Chinese herbal remedies are often used to treat acute ailments such as the flu and the common cold, and are also recommended for chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Chinese massage techniques, such as anmo and tuina, utilize the same points as acupuncture to unblock qi and ease the stress and tension that often accompanies illness.
www.wholehealthmd.com /refshelf/substances_view/0,1525,10085,00.html   (1850 words)

  
 Chinese Medicine and Cancer - Richard Walters - HealthWorld Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
Chinese food therapy is a sophisticated system that recognizes six different human constitutional types and evaluates foods according to their therapeutic properties.
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   (4230 words)

  
 Psychospiritual Aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese metaphysics divided the world not into Mind and Matter, but rather into yin and yang, and further into the wu xing, the 'five phases', which describe qualities applicable to phenomena from the most grossly material to the most subtle.
A prevailing attitude throughout Chinese medical thought, and Chinese culture more broadly, is that the proper disposition of the spiritual and mental faculties is essential to physical health, and conversely, that a sound physical basis is required for the maintenance and furtherance of mental and spiritual life.
In traditional Chinese society, the Emperor was the embodiment of Heaven on Earth.
www.planetherbs.com /articles/psych_tcm.html   (6676 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong
Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM") is an integral part of Chinese culture.
TCM is defined as a medical science governing the theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine.
The extraction of Qinghaosu from Chinese drugs was seen as a breakthrough in research on anti-malarial remedies.
www.index-china.com /index-english/TCM-s.html   (760 words)

  
 Chinese musical instruments - string instruments: guqin,yangqin,Konghou,erhu,sanxian,liuqin...
Ruan Xian and Ji Kang, master of guqin (Chinese 7-stringed zither), are most famous for their musical achievements and the life as true artists.
There are family of ruan of various size including "Zhong Ruan" (middle Ruan) and "Da Ruan" (large Ruan) used in the same sense as viola and cello in western orchestra.
Note: In Chinese, most of the stringed instruments are called "qin" with few exceptions that are named differently, for instance, pipa and erhu (however, erhu is often called Huqin).
www.philmultic.com /home/instruments   (1294 words)

  
 AMFI-Traditional Chinese Medicine Resource Guide
While both Western and Chinese medicine have been practiced in China since the late 1800s, the traditional Chinese approach to medicine began to grow in popularity in the West in the 1970s, when ties to China opened.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complex system that requires many years of training to master.
The ACTCM is a private independent graduate school preparing candidates to enter the practice of traditional Chinese medicine, instilling in graduates the theoretical structures and analytical abilities necessary for continued professional learning through their practice, and providing graduates with an understanding of bioethics and professional responsibilities.
www.amfoundation.org /tcm.htm   (4470 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Medicin
Combining both Chinese and Western herbs is generally not encouraged by specialists from each side; generally because few are well-versed on the application of both modalities, and not necessarily because the body could not tolerate them or that they conflict with each other inside the body.
The lack of standardization in Chinese herbs and the possibility of toxicity when origin of manufacturing is from outside the United States present some of the major disadvantages in dealing with traditional Chinese herbs.
Chinese herbs in such cases are not used as therapeutic modalities but as a general body tonic to reinforce and fortify the rest of the body functions.
www.drlam.com /A3R_brief_in_doc_format/print/traditionalchinesemedicine.htm   (2360 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for more than 2,000 years.
Chinese immigrants had been practicing TCM in the United States since the mid-19th century, but its existence was unknown to most Americans before 1971.
Chinese government officials visit UPMC health system to establish ties with International Traditional Chinese Medicine Center [press release].
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsModalities/TraditionalChineseMedicinecm.html   (1555 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Festivals
Elements common to all Chinese festivals are expression of a desire for happiness and well-being, the warding off of misfortune, experiencing a oneness between man and heaven, and family reunion.
The Chinese are a hardworking people, and they have few occasions to rest in the course of a year.
Chinese New Year, the first day of the Chinese lunar year, is the most important of all Chinese festivals.
www.colorado.edu /StudentGroups/CSA/traditional_chinese_festivals.htm   (344 words)

  
 Chinese Paper Arts
A second part focuses on Chinese paper cutting, especially the intricate cutting of the brilliantly colored figures in the Wei Xian county style.The third button takes you to some examples of modern money folds as practiced in the West, and links to other paper art resources.
This is a traditional boat made from over one thousand modular units and measures about 18 inches in length.
The refugeeb.gif file is in Chinese and uses the traditional characters used on the mainland.
www.wgn.net /~nienhuis/chinese.html   (894 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Painting: The China Experience: ChinaVista   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An important part of the country's cultural heritage, the traditional Chinese painting is distinguished from Western art in that it is executed on xuan paper (or silk) with the Chinese brush, Chinese ink and mineral and vegetable pigments.
It is of the right texture to allow the writing brush wet with Chinese ink and held in a trained hand, to move freely on it, making strokes varying from dark to light, from solid to hollow.
Chinese paintings are divided into two major categories: free hand brushwork (xieyi) and detailed brushwork (gongbi).
www.chinavista.com /experience/guohua/guohua.html   (619 words)

  
 TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese medicine uses Chinese herbs and acupuncture to treat conditions.
Demand for Chinese medical treatment is so high in San Francisco that the College has now decided to specialise in treating conditions which have a good success rate rather than offering treatment to everyone.
In the UK, Traditional Chinese medical treatment for HIV is thin on the ground.
www.aegis.com /pubs/atu/1995/atu3103.html   (421 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)

  
 Canadian Education Centre of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture School / College Canada
At Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM), now also the CECBUCM, we understand that the quality of education we provide is vital for our students’ ability to practice TCM in the future.
Traditional learning methods that are associated with Chinese medicine are giving way to more modern approaches.
The objective of the Centre is to deliver the extraordinary quality Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) programs to prospective students and health care professionals, and to bring the level of TCM practices up to the world standard.
www.acatcm.com   (1072 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Music
Most Chinese music is based on the five-tone, or pentatonic, scale, but the seven-tone, or heptatonic scale, is also used, often as an expansion of a basically pentatonic core.
Chinese musical instruments can be divided into four basic categories based on the method by which they are played.
In traditional Chinese orchestras, the combination of all the different instruments served to create a harmonious and beautiful auditory atmosphere.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/arts/chinese-music.htm   (822 words)

  
 Chi, China, Chicanery: Traditional Chinese Medicine (Skeptical Inquirer September 1995)
Traditional Chinese medicine is thousands of years old and has literally more than a billion satisfied customers.
When one manipulates an acupuncture point, the traditional explanation for any effect that occurs is that it is caused by an alteration of the flow of Chi under that point.
Chinese is, of course, written in Chinese characters and not the Roman alphabet.
www.csicop.org /si/9509/chi.html   (3998 words)

  
 Chinese clothing with traditional Chinese dresses, Chinese kids clothes & womens clothing
As evidence, direct or indirect, to political changes, economic developments and changes in folkways, China's traditional costumes mirror, from a cultural perspective, the Chinese society and the mental outlook of the Chinese people in different periods of history.
While an important carrier of the traditional Chinese culture in its entirety, traditional costumes themselves became a complete cultural system, in fact a unique system of Oriental culture, through development over 5,000 years.
China's traditional costumes culture can be compared to a long, long river, alternately turbulent and peaceful as it washes down along a zigzagged course.
www.chinesemoods.com   (481 words)

  
 English-Chinese Encyclopedia of Practical Traditional Chinese Medicine
Based on the fundamental theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and with emphasis on the clinical practice of TCM, it is a semi-advanced English-Chinese academic works which is quite comprehensive, systematic, concise, practical and easy to read.
Because Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology is unique to our Chinese nation, putting TCM into English has been the crux of the compilation and translation of this encyclopedia.
Owing to the fact that no one can be proficient both in the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology and the clinical practice of every branch of TCM, as well as in English,to ensure that the English versions express accurately the inherent meanings of TCM, collective translation measures have been taken.
www.tcmtreatment.com /images/bookstore/g-gao-xiao.htm   (544 words)

  
 CBC News: Traditional Chinese medicine may be regulated in Ontario   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CBC News: Traditional Chinese medicine may be regulated in Ontario
Traditional Chinese medicine may be regulated in Ontario
"This is the most important issue to guarantee the most effective and safe treatment of the patient," said Mary Tang of Markham, Ont. She has been practising traditional Chinese medicine for 20 years.
www.cbc.ca /story/science/national/2005/03/17/Chinese-medicine050317.html   (320 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Medicine Omaha, Nebraska Donna Huber
Chinese facial rejuvenation has been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over a thousand years, dating from the Song Dynasty (960 AD) to the present.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an essential component to good health.
Facial rejuvenation is a Traditional Chinese Medical treatment that enhances the bodyís ability to fight the everyday environmental attacks we are subjected to.
www.thirteenmoonsacupuncture.com   (559 words)

  
 Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine information (Vancouver, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina massage, pictures, women's ...
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture offers a unique perspective on the nature of health and illness that is different from that of the western perspective.
Through differentiation of signs and symptoms, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can analyze the root cause of the condition.
By harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit, they are able to combat or prevent illness to improve the quality and duration of life.
tcm.health-info.org   (412 words)

  
 TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Drugstore, Drug Store, TCM Pharmacy, Prescription Drugs, Medicine, Medical, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Journal of Chinese Medicine (United Kingdom) commented in its 1997 September issue, "Although this site is maintained by people who are not practitioners of Chinese Medicine, it's a very good and comprehensive site on all topics of Chinese Medicine.
With over 3000 years of experience, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has remain one of the many fascinating, though not too convincing for the modern world, and enough interesting topics in Chinese culture.
TCMBasics.com is an associated e-commerce portal of traditional chinese medicine of Wyith Incorporated.
tcmbasics.com   (898 words)

  
 Introduction to Chinese Medicine/TCM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
Therefore, those with an identical disease may be treated in different ways, and on the other hand, different diseases may result in the same syndrome and are treated in similar ways.
These theories apply the phenomena and laws of nature to the study of the physiological activities and pathological changes of the human body and its interrelationships.
www.tcmpage.com   (389 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Furniture
Representing the zenith of Chinese furniture, Ming furniture is treasured for its precious wood, comfortable design, simple decoration and superb craftsmanship.
Chinese traditional culture emphasizes the positive interplay between nature and human beings.
Chinese Ming and Qing Furniture Gallery of Shanghai Museum is an ideal place to appreciate various styles of classical furniture.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/furniture.htm   (1024 words)

  
 Chinese Furniture, Oriental Furniture, Chinese Antique Furniture, Shimu, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chinese Furniture, Oriental Furniture, Chinese Antique Furniture, Shimu, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK Shimu’s traditional Chinese furniture is handcrafted to bring a taste of oriental style into your home.
Our stunning range of Chinese cabinets, tables, trunks, chests and oriental screens are based on antique styles from China’s Ming Dynasty – the golden age of Chinese furniture – and finished in beautiful, natural elm or fl lacquer.
Whether it is the graceful curves of a horseshoe chair, the beauty of a fl lacquer painted cabinet, or the refined storage offered by our Chinese blanket boxes, we are sure you will find something among our oriental range that will give you pleasure for years to come.
www.shimu.co.uk   (271 words)

  
 Traditional Chinese Medicine:
(Zhi Ya) are the most well-known of all traditional Chinese methods of healthcare in the west.
This article explains the three treasures (jing, qi, shen) as well as yin/yang as it relates to traditional herbalism.
Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies foods by their energetic values rather than their caloric or fat content.
qi-journal.com /tcm.asp   (233 words)

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