Traditional Chinese Medicine

Definition of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

A whole medical system that originated in China.  It is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang.  Practices such as herbs, meditation, massage, and acupuncture seek to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang balance and the flow of qi.

Also: Chinese Medicine

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A Low Platelet Count

...recommendation Herbal Combinations
“...[Shanghai Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1991; (3): pp.1-3]”

Acupuncture a treatment
“...As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body...”
...related topic
“A family of procedures that originated in traditional Chinese medicine.  Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of thin metal needles through the skin...”
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American Ginseng a treatment
“...According to traditional Chinese medicine, coughing or coughing up blood indicates heat.”

Astragalus Root a treatment
“...The herb is a staple of Chinese medicine, where it has been used for centuries to boost the immune system and treat a variety of ailments...”

Calming / Stretching Exercises a treatment
“...According to traditional Chinese medicine, as long as this flow is uninhibited, a person will remain healthy...”

Chinese Skullcap a treatment
“...Chinese skullcap has long been a part of traditional Chinese medicine as a treatment for allergies, infection, spasms, inflammation, gout, hepatitis, fever, and headaches...”

Chinese Thoroughwax a treatment
“...In traditional Chinese medicine, bupleurum is not usually used alone, but rather as part of various herbal remedies...”

Dong Quai a treatment
“Considered by many as the "woman's herb", Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) is native to China where some consider it the female tonic as ginseng is the male tonic (a drastic over-simplification of traditional Chinese medicine).  The dried roots have coumarins, flavonoids, and essential oils as active constituents...”
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Ephedra (Ma Huang) a treatment
“...Ephedra has been used in Chinese medicine for at least 5,000 years and is the herb from which scientists have extracted ephedrine, one of the most effective treatments known for the symptoms of asthma, allergies and sinus...”

Fennel a treatment
“...A decoction from the seeds is used in Chinese medicine to relieve abdominal pains, colic, and stomach chills...”

Fibrocystic Breast Disease

...the condition
“...In traditional Chinese medicine, Dong quai, or Angelica sinensis, is often referred to as the "female ginseng"...”

Germanium a treatment
“...He found notably high levels in a number of plants which are used in traditional Chinese medicine.  From this data, Dr. Asai concluded that an organic form of germanium would be safer and more beneficial, while maintaining the unique electronic properties of the mineral...”

Ginkgo Biloba a treatment
“...This has been used a millennium in Chinese medicine and for centuries in Europe, particularly Germany...”

Manipulation a treatment
“...It is a fundamental feature of Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and some forms of New Age alternative medicine as well as being used by mainstream medical practitioners...”

Night Sweats

...the condition
“...Chinese medicine states that if there is a wasting away caused by a consumptive disease, then yin deficiency must be present...”

Schisandra Berry a treatment
“...These five distinct flavors correspond to the five phases or Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Sour (Wood), Bitter (Fire), Sweet (Earth), Acrid (Metal) and Salty (Water)...”
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