By Ping-Chung Leung, Yung-Chi Cheng, Charlie Changli Xue
This quantity is aimed toward people who find themselves interested by chinese language medication - the way it works, what its present kingdom is and, most crucial, the right way to make complete use of it. The viewers hence contains clinicians who are looking to serve their sufferers higher and sufferers who're desirous to complement their very own traditional remedy. The authors of the booklet belong to 3 varied fields, smooth drugs, chinese language medication and pharmacology. they supply details from their components of craftsmanship and challenge, trying to make it accomplished for clients. The procedure is macroscopic and philosophical; readers confident of the philosophy are to hunt particular counsel.
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In fact, the majority of current Western medical interventions also lack "scientific evidence" with regard to efficacy and safety but are routinely used in everyday practice. The concept of evidencebased medicine that demands that a treatment or substance be investigated according to scientific principles has only been popularised in the last ten to 20 years. In contrast, Chinese medicine has been in practice for over 25 centuries. With more research being conducted, the overall role of Modalities of Chinese Medicine 29 Chinese herbal medicine in the management of common clinical conditions will be better understood.
Following the formulation of an acupuncture prescription, the patient is generally asked to lie on the treatment couch. The skin is cleaned and Modalities of Chinese Medicine 33 swabbed with an alcohol swab and an appropriate sterile needle chosen. Acupuncture commonly uses very fine filiform needles that have a handle at one end and the needle at the other. A modern variation on traditional needles is the addition of plastic guide tubes that may be supplied with the needles that limit the initial depth of insertion of the needle into the skin: once inserted, the guide tube is removed and the needle inserted deeper and/or manipulated.
This cone or stick of herb is known as moxa or moxa "wool": its consistency is a little like that of unspun wool. In some forms of moxa, other herbs are added to Ai ye. The moxa stick or cone is ignited and allowed to smoulder. As a consequence of the properties of the herb Ai ye, moxa may be used to warm the meridians and dispel cold and dampness, promote the flow of qi and blood in the meridians, relieve swelling and pain, penetrate into muscles and strengthen the yang qi of the body and prevent illness (Cheng, 1987; Cai et al, 1997).