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Articles about Chinese Medicine

The Theoretical Roots of Chinese and Western Medicine.
Medical science as practiced in the west is a world apart from that which is practiced in China. How can the two sciences differ so much if they have the same goal? This article will look at the different theories and philosophies that build the basis for these medical systems.
By Alex Owen - BSc (Hons) TCM, Bachelor of Medicine (Beijing), MATCM

The Use of Gui Pi Tang in Traditional Chinese Medicine
This thesis looks at how a single herbal formula - Gui Pi Tang - can be used effectively to treat a wide variety of different illnesses. Chinese medicine has remained with us for so many thousands of years because of its ability to treat a large number of diseases, prevent illness and maintain health. One of the key factors to this ability is accurate diagnosis and syndrome differentiation.
By Alex Owen - BSc. (Hons) TCM, Bachelor Medicine (Beijing), MATCM

Stranger in a Strange Land
A description of the lands the Jin Shin Do(R) practitioner travels through: western medicine, Chinese medicine,psychology, spirituality.
By Deborah Valentine Smith

The Real Value of the Spleen
Apart from being a filter for dead or injured red blood cells, the spleen is the principal organ of digestion and controls our thought processes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is the Emperor of Organs, yet in the West the Spleen is not considered to be an essential organ.
By Philippa Dinnen, Allergy Therapist

Cupping therapy
An article on the benifits and history of cupping therapy, one of the worlds oldest known therapies. By Dr. John Brazier (tradtitional Chinese medicine)
By Dr John Brazier

A History of Acupuncture
ďIt seems miraculous that Chinese Medicine, one of the oldest medical systems in existence, having been practised for over two millennia, remains so vibrant, valuable and pertinent to todayís healthcare needs. How did the Chinese preserve this knowledge and pass it on from generation to generation?Ē
By Alex Owen - BSc. (Hons) TCM, Bachelor Medicine (Beijing), MATCM

The Six Pathological Evils - Dampness
This article introduces Dampness, one of the six pathogenic factors which Chinese medicine believes causes disease. Chinese medicine explains there are six main factors which can cause disease by attacking the body individually or in combination. They are Wind, Cold, Fire, Heat, Dryness and Dampness. Here I shall introduce the basic understanding of dampness, look at how dampness attacks the body and what are the clinical manifestations.
By Alex Owen - BSc (Hons) TCM, Bachelor of Medicine (Beijing), MATCM

Yin & Yang
The Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperorís Classic of Medicine)was written by a number of physicians between 770 B.C. & 2 A.D. This book brought together all aspects of TCM and systemised them. The theory expounded in the Nei Jing has remained the dominating theory of Chinese medicine to the present day. This article looks at one of the theories that is central not only Chinese medicine but also to Chinese philosophy and that forms the very roots of TCM. This theory is the Yin Yang Theory.
By Alex Owen - BSc (Hons) TCM, Bachelor of Medicine, MATCM

Ginseng - Ren Shen
Panax Ginseng is probably the single most famous herb out of the thousands that constitute the Chinese material medica. It is revered by Chinese as a key herb to treat a wide range of illnesses and in ancient times its use was reserved exclusively for the Emperor, even its Latin name means Ďto cure all illnessesí. This review looks at why the Chinese hold it in such high regard, its many uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine and briefly investigates the western scientific view of ginseng.
By Alex Owen - BSc. (Hons) TCM, Bachelor Medicine (Beijing), MATCM

Cosmetic Acupuncture
Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture,Cosmetic Acupuncture,Facial Enhancement Acupuncture are all terms to describe what is in affect a natural face lift. It is however much more than that.The practice is firmly rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and most practitioners treat not only the face but the clients overall health as well, the results having a far more profound effect than what is visible on the face. It is a therapy that is designed to make the whole body look & feel younger.
By Fiona Kirton

Sickness and the Balance of Yin and Yang
An exploration into the concept of yin and yang in Chinese medicine and how it relates to sickness in the body. Yin and yang is a simple yet sophisticated understanding of the human body and the universe. When the balance of yin and yang in the body is normal, good health ensures. When it becomes unbalanced, disharmony and sickness occurs. This article gives some simple examples and advice on how to correct the yin yang balance yourself.
By John Dixon

Parasites and Your Health
Parasites - a virtuoso of disease. We are suffering from chronic illness, obesity and preventable diseases more now than in any other time in history. We are already well into a health crisis with an opponent we cannot even see. We arenít more aware of this because we need scientific proof and this isnít easy to come by. Some 85% of parasites we canít even see.
By Graeme Dinnen

Surviving Seasonal Allergies
Dread the coming season of sniffles, sneezes, red eyes, itchy throat, hives, headaches and sinus pressure, stuffy ears, and muddled thinking?
By Susan Mosley, LAc, Dipl. C. H., RRT

What Do I Do This Winter If I Canít Get a Flu Shot?
Originally published in New Life Health and Wellness, January 2005 If you are in good health with a healthy diet, and take minimal precautions, you are not likely to catch the flu. And if you do get it, you can certainly decrease the severity and length of symptoms by following these tips.
By Susan Mosley

Having Problems Conceiving?
Originally published in New Life Health and Wellness, February 2005 Tips to increase your odds of making a baby, for men and women!
By Susan Mosley

Universal Flu Recipe
Herbalist created a Univerdal Flu Recipe two years ago based on a Dreamtime message to help others using Alternative Medicine.
By Kim Grayhorse

Feng Shui Isn't Something You DoÖ It's Something You Already HAVE!
Centuries ago, when the ancient Chinese Feng Shui Masters hid the fact that they were doing complex calculations when analyzing a building inherent energy patterns, many thought that it was intuition or a belief system. Actually, Classical Feng Shui is an environmental science that analyzes your home/officeís environmental influences and its repeatable energy combinations which have predictable consequences. From the moment your four walls and roof were completed, a unique combination of both supportive and sabotaging energy patterns were created in your home and office. Therefore, Feng Shui isnít something you doÖ itís something you already have. Wouldnít you like to know how to manage the existing Feng Shui influences in and around your home and office?
By P.K. Odle, publisher of The Feng Shui Advantage MONTHLY!

Drink Well: The Health Benefit of Black and Green Tea
We have all heard that tea is good for our health. This article takes an in-depth look at the traditional chinese, and modern scientic reasoning as to WHY tea is so good for you.
By Jake Mayer

About Metaphysics
In a world where people drive in the fast lanes, eat fast food, and complain that the computers and machines we use are not fast enough, it is no wonder we manifest disease, emotional and mental illness. We seem to experience an emptiness that comes from a lack of connection with one another and the Divine. Medical science has traditionally separated the physical body from the internal spirit, and society as a whole has focused primarily on the external aspects of life.
By Yvonne Perry

The Painís in my Head - Why are you Needling my Foot? A Basic Introduction to Qi and the Meridian system in Oriental Medicine.
Classical Acupuncture treatment often involves the needling of points at various places on the body - sometimes far away from the area that is sick. This article will explain the rationale behind this practice with a basic explanation of the flow of Qi, the Meridian system and the Acupuncture Points with some practical examples.
By John Dixon

Si Jun Zi Tang Ė The Four Gentlemen
This article investigates the interrelationship between the different elements that lead the practitioner from diagnosis to treatment. By using the formula Si Jun Zi Tang (The Four Gentlemen Decoction) as an example, I explain how even slight changes in the presentation of a disease necessitate a change in the formula.
By Alex Owen - BSc. (Hons) TCM, Bachelor Medicine (Beijing), MATCM

The Therapeutic Relationship
The therapeutic relationship is central to the patient oriented approach to health care that stands complementary medicines apart from their western counterpart. But what are the skills required by the practitioner to instate a strong therapeutic relationship that can beget great benefit for patient? This thesis will investigate some of the skills that must be developed, by the practitioner, to enhance the healing relationship with their patients.
By Alex Owen - BSc. (Hons) TCM, Bachelor Medicine (Beijing), MATCM

Qi Gung Therapy
The art of energy medicine as practiced by the skilled masters of the Orient
By Dr. John Brazier

Oriental Body Balance
An overview of some of the skills included in the Oriental Body Balance system of integrated medicine
By dr john brazier

Simple Psychology for Therapists
Have you ever considered how much psychology affects our illness or even better how much it can affect the quality of your treatment?
By Dr John Brazier

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