Cupping astounds some Western people. When they see the big round red “hickeys” on people or when they see it being done, they wonder what is going on? The interesting technique is akin to the other traditional medical techniques in that the practitioner is attempting to manipulate the various qi, Yin and Yang, or body fluids to influence health.
The theory of traditional Chinese medicine comes from the summary of medical experience and the five elements of yin and Yang in ancient China. It includes the essence theory, the theory of Yin-Yang and five elements
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is relative to western medicine. Before western medicine inflows into China, traditional Chinese medicine is not called the name of traditional Chinese medicine, but a unique and rich appellation.
Chinese medicine, generally refers to the working people to create Chinese Han Chinese traditional medicine based, so also known as Chinese herbal medicine. It is a subject to study the diagnosis and prevention of human physiology, pathology and disease.
The World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) has established an official relationship with the World Health Organization which will help traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) play a bigger role in providing health care to people overseas, officials from both sides said on Wednesday.
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.
In 1973, the excavation of a tomb dating back to the year 168 BC at Mawangdui, Changsha, a city in south China, shook the world. The body of the occupant of the tomb-a marquis-was preserved in a special liquid which prevented it from decaying and maintained partial elasticity of the flesh 2,000 years after it had been buried. This made people reevaluate China's early achievements in medicine and chemistry.
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