The Vital Energy in Our Body - Qi

Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the motive energy of all life and activity. It is the "life force" circulating through the body and animating it, actuating its motions and functions.This vital energy is ...

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Miscellaneous Causes Of Disease

Miscellaneous causes of disease include constitutional factors, lifestyle factors, work, exercise, diet, sexual activity and unforeseen events, etc. according to TCM theory. Read More

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External Causes Of Disease

The six evils including Wind, Heat, Summer Heat or Fire, Cold, Dryness and Dampness are the major external cuases of diseases in the eyes of traditional Chinese medicine practioners. Read More

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Internal causes of disease

One of the major internal causes of disease is the seven emotions. Other major internal causes of disease include phlegm, blood stasis and congenital problems. Read More

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The Five Energies of Foods

The energies of foods refer to their capacity to generate sensations-either hot or cold in the human body. The five energies of foods are: cold, hot, warm, cool and neutral. Read More

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The five flavors of foods

The five flavors of foods include pungent (acrid), sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Read More

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The Psychological Effects of the Seven Emotions

The seven emotions that the Chinese physicians commonly refer to are: Joy, Fright, Anger, Worry, Sorrow, Fear, and Grief. These psychological factors, if in excess, can cause disease and ill-health. Read More

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The Five Zangs and Six Fus

In traditional Chinese medicine, the internal organs in a human body can be classified into five viscera organs (Wu Zang) and six bowel organs (Liu Fu). Read More

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Five Elements

Five Elements

Similar to the theory of yin-yang, the theory of five elements metal (金), wood (木), water (水) , fire (火), earth (土) is used to interpret the relationship between the physiology and pathology of the human body and the natural environment. Read More

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Yin And Yang Deficiency

Yang deficiency and yin deficiency affect different parts of your body, and the symptoms of deficiency vary. The Yang Deficiency Syndromes and the Yin Deficiency Syndromes are listed. Read More

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Yin and Yang

Maintaining Yin and Yang balance is vital for health

To stay healthy, we have to maintain yin and yang balance in our meals. Too many yin foods can cause yang deficiency or yin excess, while too many yang foods may mean the opposite imbalances arise. Read More

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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

In traditional Chinese medicine theory, everything in creation is categorised into yin and yang (i.e. vital essence & vital energy). The interaction of yin and yang induces changes and causes life on earth to proliferate. Yin & yang complement each other. Read More

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TCM history

Traditional Chinese medicine history

Traditional Chinese medicine, also known as TCM, includes a range of traditional medicine practices originating in China. Major TCM theories include: Yin-yang, the Five Phases, the human body Meridian/Channel system, Zang Fu organ theory, six confirmations, four levels, etc. Read More

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