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Traditional Chinese Medicine Essay Examples

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An Introduction to Acupuncture and Qigong and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture, Qigong, and "Chinese Medicine" Stephen Barrett, M.D. "Chinese medicine," often called "Oriental medicine" or "traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)," encompasses a vast array of folk medical practices based on mysticism. It holds that the body's vital energy (chi or qi) ci...
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Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine Traditional medicine of China has a long historical and cultural background dating back about 2500 years. The ancient Chinese people were able to reach a level of social stability that included the ability to treat disease of emotional, physical, and spiritual origins. Although a belief in spirits as the...
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A History and Cultural Background of Traditional Medicine of China
Chinese Medicine Traditional medicine of China has a long historical and cultural background dating back about 2500 years. The ancient Chinese people were able to reach a level of social stability that included the ability to treat disease of emotional, physical, and spiritual origins. Although a belief in spirits a...
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The History and Use of Traditional and Folk Remedies in the Chinese Culture
One of the most fascinating areas of Chinese culture is their use of traditional and folk remedies in order to restore vitality after illness and even improve many areas if their lives when healthy. This dedication in preserving ancient remedies, while almost entirely overlooked in the west, is a critical part of the Chines...
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The History of Western Medicine
Most Americans view western medicine as the way patients are treated for
physical and mental health care needs, its simply normal a way of life.
When Eastern Medicine is considered what is the first thing that comes
to mind? Is it acupuncture, or herbal medicine? Exactly how have the
chemical components of medicine today de...
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Ancient Medicine Dates Back to Greek and Roman times
Ancient medicine covers medicine through Prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek and Roman times. Religion and belief in the supernatural were key factors in the development of ancient medicine. They influenced the way that people thought and the way in which they lived their lives. The supernatural could be used to explain aspects o...
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The Resurgence of CAM Theraphy
The resurgence of CAM has been brought about mainly through people's personal choice for CAM therapies and distrust in orthodox medicine. This essay will discuss how this change has come about through historical factors and social change which link 'consumerism' the growth of particular products such as CAM therapies and ov...
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The Use of Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dealing with Hypertension
Hypertension, high blood pressure that remains elevated over time, is a very common disease. Uncontrolled hypertension can cause severe problems, but the early stages of hypertension may not have severe symptoms. Some patients, who already have hypertension, even feel nothing unusual; however, after a long time of suffering...
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An Examination of the Issues of Biomedicine
Biomedicine All over the world there are multiple medical systems that different cultures support. Some of these systems include Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and biomedicine. Though in all societies, biomedicine is more dominant. Biomedicine strays away from herbs and naturalistic remedies, and does...
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The Historical and Cultural Background of Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine Traditional medicine of China has a long historical and cultural background dating back about 2500 years. The ancient Chinese people were able to reach a level of social stability that included the ability to treat disease of emotional, physical, and spiritual origins. Although a belief in spirits as...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of Chinese Air Force Medical School
Born in a poor family, my father and several of his brothers were sent to military schools for their education. Interested in medical careers, he studied pharmacy throughout his school years and later got a license as a pharmacist. However, he realized that pharmacy was not what he wanted for his career. Pharmacists and med...
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An Examination of the Yin Yang Concept
It is inherent in the natural order of things that positives and negatives are critical in a balanced environment. Therefore, the assertions of yin yang are significant in explaining the order of things in the universe. In life, there are good and positive aspects on one hand, while, on the other, there are bad or negative...
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The History and Cultural Background of the Chinese Traditional Medicine
Chinese Medicine Traditional medicine of China has a long historical and cultural background dating back about 2500 years. The ancient Chinese people were able to reach a level of social stability that included the ability to treat disease of emotional, physical, and spiritual origins. Although a belief in spirits as...
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A Study of the Chinese Culture
The Chinese culture is among the world’s oldest cultures. With China being the most populous country in the world, traditions and customs vary significantly between cities, towns and provinces. The most critical components of the Chinese culture include music, visual arts, cuisine, martial arts, music, and literature among...
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A Discussion of the Roots of Chinese Communist
The Roots of Communist China To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a non-Western revolution is more than a clich‚. That revolution has been primarily directed, not like the French Revolution but against alien Western influences that approached the level of domination and drastically altered China's tra...
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Different Political Periods That Influenced Chinese Society and Its Laws
Chinese law has gone through massive changes throughout its two thousand year history. Within this timeframe, there are many different political periods that influenced Chinese society and its laws; from its long and vast dynasty period dating back thousands of years to where it is now, an emerging civilization on the cusp...
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Conventional Medicine Has Little to Learn from Alternative Medicine
 Conventional medicine has little to learn from alternative medicine. Today many people in the UK and US choose to be treated by methods that are not based on Western scientific methods, that is the science and practice of medicine which is standard in the West. These methods are known as Alternative medicine or Comple...
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Development of Medicine Science throughout the Ages
The use of medicine since a time long forgotten by us has allowed humanity to evolve to its present state. Ancient man learned to use nature to patch wounds he received in his excruciatingly hard life. Even as our ancestors learned these ways, they encountered new strife within their own lives which they needed to overcome....
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Understanding Alternative Medicine, Its Practice and Benefits
As 's popularity rises, people need to be
informed about it's rise and the different types of .
Did any of you ever think about eating a peanut-butter sandwich and
drinking a glass of warm milk for insomnia. Or putting sugar or honey on
minor cuts or scrapes. These are just some of the forms of alternative
medicine. What i...
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The History of Medicine
is like a huge puzzle, and it has taken many
tortuous and gruesome routes to try to fit the pieces together. It has
gone from ancient myths that attempted to explain disease to the great
capabilities of today's medicine. The first crude forms of medicine go back to prehistoric man. Even
before man appeared on earth, dise...
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An Argument in Favor of the Benefits of Alternative/Holistic Medicine
Alternative/Holistic Medicine If people know more about alternative medicine and its benefits they might like it. Certain benefits of alternative medicine only appeal to some people. Alternative medicine has many misunderstood benefits such as natural medicine, healing through spirituality, and alternative physical treatme...
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The Objectives and Impact of the Field of Medicine on Our Lives
Our World In Medicine One of the most important factors about people's lives is the information of, the use of, and the growing knowledge of medicine. Medicine is a science that nations all over the world use. It is a science because it is based on knowledge gained through careful study and experimentation. Medicine i...
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Holistic Medicine Making Waves in the Medical World
Holistic Medicine, commonly referred to as “Alternative Medicine”, is a vast and rapidly growing new scientific field. It is derived mainly from ancient, traditional methods of healing that have often been practiced in the East for centuries. These include a variety of techniques from herbal healing to acupuncture to homeop...
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The Transformation of the American Health Industry from Traditional Medicine to Alternative Medicine
We may be seeing the seeds of revolution being sown in the American health industry. People are turning from traditional medicine in increasingly large numbers. Visits to Alternative practitioners have grown 47% from 1991 to 1997; 427 million visits in 1991 to 629 million visits in 1997. People are leaving a medical industr...
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A History of the Oriental Herbal Medicine
Oriental medicine has been around for thousands of years (the earliest Herbal, the Shennong, was completed around 200 BC), yet we still trust modern medicine and its dangerous side effects more. Western medications go through approximately a year of testing and can have unforeseen side effects, but Chinese medicine, even t...
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