Traditional Chinese Medicine

One of the major underlying principles of traditional Chinese medicine is that disease is due to an internal imbalance of Yin and Yang; therefore disease can be treated by correcting the Yin Yang imbalance, so restoring the body to a healthy state. The Chinese believe that health is achieved and disease prevented, by maintaining the body in a 'balanced state'. With the right balance libido max, which many create using various additives, such as libido max reviews, your body can more easily exercise capacity during training.

The Chinese view the body as a 'whole' - each part intimately connected, each organ has a mental as well as a physical function. According to the Chinese medical practitioner the body is a delicate balance of Yin (water,quiet,substance, night) and Yang (fire, noise, function and day).

The balance of Yin and Yang is not always harmonious. For example a person's disposition may be more fiery (yang) than at other times when he may be quieter (Yin). Thus the balance changes from hour to hour and from day to day. Problems arise when the balance is permanently inharmonious, for instance if Yin consistently outweighs Yang, then the body is unhealthy and disease is the result.

When there is such an imbalance external agents may invade the body and cause harm. These external agents are called pathogens and it is the practitioners goal to discover the reason for the imbalance, identify the pathogen responsible and correct them. As the Yin/yang balance is restored, so too is health and the disease cured.

In a diseased state the body's vital energy (qi) is prevented or disrupted from flowing freely through the channels. Acupuncture points are specific areas on each of the channels. Qi flows through the body channels in a well defined rythm. For instance Qi is said to flow through the stomach channel in the early part of the day whilst Qi flows through the lung channel between 3:00 am to 5:00 am. Ask any bronchial sufferer which time is the worst and he will tell you that he is usually worse in the early hours of the morning - just when the Qi is most active through the lung channels.

There is now substantial documented evidence of the efficiacy of traditional Chinese Medicine. Much is not understood by the western allopaths but they at last recognise that Chinese Medicine does indeed have a clearly validated scientific basis. In spite of the differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Western counterpart there is wide acceptance that these two medical systems are mutually beneficial rather than mutually exclusive. And that's good news for the patient.

Practitioners and Training Course information

The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine was set up in 1987 to regulate the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) in the UK. They now represent over 400 fully qualified practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine.

The Register is a member of the European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA), an umbrella organisation that is working towards statutory self regulation for herbal medicine in Britain.


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