Chinese traditional medicine

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Chinese traditional medicine

an ancient health care system based on the concept of vital energy (Qi) and the opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). It incorporates herbal medicine, exercises, meditation and acupuncture.

Patient discussion about Chinese traditional medicine

Q. What medicines are considered to be traditional chinese? and what are the most common ones and for what propose ?

A. there is a long long list of Chinese herbs and their functions. i must say i'm not an expert and haven't tried all of them but some of them are probably not as affective as western medicine and some of them are better. here is a list of some of the most common ones:

Q. What is the medical sense behind Chinese Medicine? and traditional treatments?

A. it's trial and error of thousands of years. not always true but some times even more effective then western medicine. the best idea is to combine them both. at least that's my opinion.

Q. What makes traditional medications effective? are chineses medications different than others medicines?

A. What makes modern medications effective? Many natural substances have effect on the body. In fact, most of our current modern medications are actually derived from natural sources. Chinese medications may have lower concentrations of the active substances, so they may be less potent, although they may be as dangerous as well. Another difference is that Chinese medications weren't studies as thoroughly as modern medications.

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