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Chinese Medicine and Its Kind

4/20/2015 5:08:37 PM | by Fen He Heng

Chinese Medicines

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a wide range of medical practice that has been improved and developed in China for more than 2000 years and it is composed of many forms such as Chinese herbal medicine, Tai chi and Acupuncture and many more.

Forms of Chinese medicine
• Acupuncture – insertion of very thin needle through patience skins at particular point on the body. Acupuncture is very effective in curing vomiting and nausea for adults after surgery or persons taking chemotherapy and post operative dental pain and also helps to treat ingestion symptoms commonly experienced by pregnant women.
• Tai Chi – is a moving meditation in which the practitioner moves its body gently and slowly while emptying one’s mind from any thoughts and worries combined with deeply breathing. Through this method, you can release stress from your mind and body.
• Chinese herbal medicine – oldest form of Chinese Medicine. This form of medicine uses organic plants, leaves and its extract to form a medicine to drink. Herbal medicine may be prepared by simply drying parts of the plant like its leaves, bark, stem, roots, seed or flower. Over the years, the method was improved and went along well with the innovation. Herbal medicines may now come in variants of pills, tablets or capsules and may also be extracted into powder or granules form. Taking herbal medicine is now easier for those who hate the bitter taste of traditional dried herbs.
• Moxibustion – it uses heat application coming from small cone/ smoldering roll of compact and dried herbs which are placed at the specific parts of the body. It is used to treat stagnant and cold condition of the body for smother blood flow and Qi.
• Cupping therapy - acrylic suction cups or glass is used and placed at specific points of the body. Cupping is ideal for stagnation which is usually noticeable as chronic pain.
• Massage – used to release the tightness in the tissue and kindles the body points to smoothen the progress of the Qi flow.

Chinese medicine sees the human body as an energy system within the dynamic balance which is called as “Qi”. Qi is translated as life force or energy that is flowing through a system channels in a regular pattern of the body system.

Chinese Medicine considers different kinds of Qi in the human body and it is associated with different body organs and Qi is identified to flow in 12 Meridians which are: Lung Meridian, Colon Meridian, Stomach Meridian, Spleen Meridian, Heart Meridian, Small Intestine Meridian, Bladder Meridian, Kidney Meridian, Pericardium Meridian, Triple Warmer Meridian, Gallbladder Meridian and Liver Meridian.

Kinds of Qi in human body

Kinds of Qi Location Function

Yuan Qi ( Primary Qi )

It is located at the kidney and multiply to the whole body with the use of San Jiao - stimulates the function of the internal organ

Gu Qi ( Food Qi )

It is the first stage in dissolving food in the body and located at spleen and stomach - produced by stomach and spleen

Qing Qi ( Air Qi )

Lungs - energy inhaled by lungs

Zong Qi ( Gathering Qi )

Accumulated in the chest - food qi + air qi
- help lungs for breathing
- helps the heart to circulate blood
- helps the heart to control vessel

Zhen Qi ( Vital Qi )

meridians - last stage of Qi transformation
- wei qi + yinng qi

Wei Qi ( Defensive Qi)

flow on the outer part of the vessel - protects the body against pathogens
- manage the closing and opening of the pores
- keep skin and hair moisture
- controls body temperature

Ying Qi ( Nutritive Qi)

Flows in the vessel - produce and nourish the blood

This Chinese Medicine returns the balance of the body and works on active point that affects all phase of a person such as body, spirit and mind. Chinese medicine is formally used to correct imbalances which may cause pain and sickness.

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