TCM Therapeutic Principles

TCM therapy,Therapeutic principle

Therapeutic principles are the basis for guiding clinical practice. They include biao (branch) and ben (root), that is, the principle of treating a disease by analyzing both its root cause and sympto...

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TCM Diagnostic Method - Palpation

Four diagnostic methods Used in the TCM Examination: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. Read More

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Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM Diagnostic Method - Listening & Smelling

Four diagnostic methods Used in the TCM Examination: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. Read More

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Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM Diagnostic Method - Inspection

Four diagnostic methods Used in the TCM Examination: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. Read More

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TCM Diagnostic Method - Questioning

Four diagnostic methods Used in the TCM Examination: Questioning/history taking, inspection, auscultation (listening) & olfaction (smelling), and palpation. Read More

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TCM Diagnostic Principles

TCM Diagnostic Principles

Principles of TCM Diagnosis: Observing diseases by taking the human body as a whole; Comprehensive analysis of data gained by four diagnostic methods;Combining diagnosis of diseases with differentiation of syndromes Read More

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Acupuncture Theories

Commenly Asked Questions Concerning Acupuncture

In this article we present the some basic treatment knowledge concerning acupuncture. Read More

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The Benefits of Acupuncture And Its Role In Health Care

General improvements in health status have been observed in conjunction with acupuncture treatment. General improvement in health status is consistent with models of the physiologic basis of acupuncture that indicate therapeutic effects through a wide range of mechanisms and body systems. Read More

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Acupuncture Efficacy And Indications

Acupuncture clinical efficacy data has been summarized in 1990s by NIH and WHO concluding that there is sufficient evidence of acupuncture's value to treat diseases. Read More

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Acupuncture treatment

Commonly Used Acupuncture Points

There are hundreds points that are mapped to 14 major meridian lines, one meridian for each of the 12 inner organs, one meridian along the spine (called the governing vessel), and another along the midline of the abdomen (called the conception vessel). Read More

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Acupuncture treatment

Clinical practice of acupuncture

Most modern acupuncturists use disposable stainless steel needles of fine diameter (0.007 to 0.020 in (0.18 to 0.51 mm)). The size and type of needle used, and the depth of insertion, depend on the acupuncture style being practiced. Read More

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Mechanisms of Acupuncture Action

There are three main acupuncture mechanisms: Conduction of electromagnetic signals, Activation of opioid systems, Changes in brain chemistry, sensation, and involuntary body functions Read More

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Scientific theories regarding acupuncture

There are several acupuncture theories concerning the hypothesized acupuncture principles underlying the proposed acupuncture mechanism: Nerve-reflex theory, Gate-control theory of pain, Neurohormonal theory. Nerve-... Read More

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Modern Acupuncture Views

Modern studies have revealed that acupuncture stimulates one or more of the signaling systems, which can, under certain circumstances, increase the rate of healing response. This may be sufficient to cure a disease, or it might only reduce its impact. Read More

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Acupuncture Theories

Ancient Acupuncture Theories

In the ancient acupuncture text, Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor’s Classic on Internal Medicine), acupuncture was described as a means of letting out excess qi or blood by making holes in the body along certain pathways, called jingluo (meridians). Read More

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Chinese Acupuncture History

Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. Chinese has practised acupuncture for more than 2000 years. Huangdi Neijing is the first Chinese book that described acupuncture and its usage. Read More

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The Eight Extra Channels

The eight extra channels in traditional Chinese medicine theory are not directly linked to the major organ systems and only two of them have acupuncture points on them. The eight extra channels are: Ren Mai, Du Mai, Chong Mai, Dai Mai, Yin Wei Mai, Yin Qiao Mai, Yang Qiao Mai Read More

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The Meridians

The Primary And Secondary Meridians

In traditional Chinese medicine theory, the meridians - or channels carry and distribute qi and blood to all parts of the body, connect the organs, limbs and joints. Read More

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The Eight Principles

In traditional Chinese medicines, the symptoms of illnesses are grouped based on eight principles: Yin and Yang, Hot and Cold, Full and Empty, Interior and Exterior. Read More

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Blood and The Body Fluids

The body fluids (such as Jing, Shen, and Jin-Ye), the qi and blood are the fundamental substances that are essential for life. They can be nourished by the use of herbs and are interrelated. e.g. Herbs that norish and tonify blood - They also help to norish Qi. Read More

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