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Traditional Chinese Medicine

2008年4月23日 14:55:25 sz12 City Guide

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The "Chinese tradtional medicine" we are talking about now doesn't mean that merely those produce in China can be called Chinese traditional medicine but that it is the medication applied by the medical theory produced in China. It generally refers to all kinds of natural resources in nature that can be used as medicine such as plants, animals and minerals, etc. It has several thousand types. Most of these medicines have a long application history. For the past thousands of years, they provide sufficient and reliable guarantee for the health and multiplication of the Chinese nation as a main weapon for preventing and curing of diseases. It is an important part of Chinese traditional medicine.

Naming: Chinese traditional medicine has a great variety with complicated names, which is related with the change of era and the difference in places. On the whole, the naming of Chinese traditional medicine mostly accord with place of origin, performance, growth character, shape, smell, the part used as medicine and the name of the discoverer, etc. 

Processing: It is the processing of medication. The exertion of the efficiency of medication is, first of all, determined by the function of medication itself. Secondly, it also has a direct relationship with processing. The processed Chinese traditional medicine is better for the exertion of the efficiency of the medicine and can reduce the irritant and toxicity of the medicine. Sometimes it can also increase and change some performance and better meet clininal requirements. The way of processing can generally be divided into four categories, ordinary processing, water processing, fire processing and water and fire processing. 


Four natures:they refer to cold, hot, warm and cool, the four different natures of medicines observed and generalized in the long-term practice of medical treatment.

Five flavors: they refer to the five flavors of sourness, bitterness, sweetness, spiciness and saltiness. Different flavors of medicines mean different functions.

Channel Tropism:It is the optional function of medicines and also the rule of using Chinese traditional medicine. When using medicines clinically, first identify the viscerae, bowels and channels where the pathological changes occur and then select corresponding medication to treat the disease.

Ascending, descending, floating and sinking:they are tendencies of medication in the therapeutic effect.

Combination:It refers to combine more than two medicines optionally in application according to the requirements of the state of a disease and the performance of medication. The felicity of combination has a direct influence on the curative effect.

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