Many health care professionals think that if patients are just treated with respect, then cultural issues will be avoided. That statement is not the correct.
Chinese culture is also greatly embedded in religious and philosophical beliefs. The way a relationship is developed between and individual and the society differs according to various beliefs. In China, two common philosophical and religious ideas are Confucianism and Taoism. Confucianism
Yin and Yang is an ancient Chinese philosophy that shows the perfect balance between two things. The yin and yang sign is considered an energy which keeps the concept flowing. It is two
In contrast to stoicism and Buddhism, Confucianism mostly focuses on the collectivism and familism. It makes people find solution to their problems by themselves. Whether it is a physical or psychological distress, it should be solved by the help of family members (Jin, 2017, pg. 37) Therefore, Chinese people considered that if they seek help from outside of the family it should be a loss of face for them. They think it is better not to bother others rather than facing challenges with in your emotions. By doing this, pain assessments of Chinese people are always inaccurate (Jin, 2017, pg. 38). As discussed above the ethnic background of Chinese culture and pain; there is some
I have found the Asian culture on heal care to be very interesting. It is not just about too many white body blood cells in your blood stream. It is more about balance. They believe the mind and body working together, in harmony and a balanced state. They use a practice called Ying and yang which is hot and cold. The use of natural plants for treatment of illness is common practice in Asian culture. Good nutrition plays a big part is their health. A diet mostly fish and vegetables is the healthy choice in their culture. Some of the practices for therapy include acupuncture, and coin rolling. The belief that anything is excess is bad and is one of the ways the Asian culture remain balanced and healthy.
Chinese culture is truly one of the great civilization our world has come across. It boasts a vast geographic expanse, over 4000 years of written history, as well as a rich and profound traditional society. Many aspects of Chinese civilization can be traced back many centuries. It is so diverse and unique, yet harmoniously blended, and presents itself a priceless benefit to the world.
So the book I decided to do for my book review is The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body Between China and the West. In the introduction of the book the author finds it important to state how she came to the point on writing the book. As the author was working in the National Palace Museum researching representations of pathology in modern art, a colleague pointed out a picture in showed a boy with smallpox. The picture was part of an exhibition at the time called “Comparison of Chinese and World Cultures”. In this exhibit there were two timelines; a Chinese and Western one. The aim of both timelines was to form a visual comparison of
Traditional Chinese medicine has a history of thousands of years. Its use spread throughout the Han society, with different treatment systems developed for the noble, peasant, worker and merchant classes .Chinese medicine," often called "Oriental medicine" or "traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)," encompasses a vast array of folk medical practices based on mysticism. in 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, thereby returning the body to a healthy state. It holds that the body's vital energy (chi or qi) circulates through channels, called meridians, that have
Chinese medicine views health, causes of illness, and healing differently than Western medicine. Collinge defines health as "an ongoing process of maintaining balance among all the organs and systems of the body" (Collinge 19). The importance of balance to the Chinese approach to healing is apparent in three main theories. They are the dualistic cosmic theory of Yin and Yang, the theory of the five elements, and the theory of Chi.
The cultural values of a country influence its national psychology and identity. Citizens’ values and public opinions are conveyed to state leaders through the media and other information channels, both directly and indirectly influencing decisions on foreign policy. The Chinese is one of the world’s oldest cultures, tracing back to hundreds and thousands of years ago. There are more than fifty ethnic groups in China who are fully diverse. Culture includes religion, food, music, language, morals and many other things that make up how a group acts and interacts. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world, and is marked by an unusual degree of continuity within of classical styles. Much of the finest work was produced in large workshops or factories by essentially unknown artists, especially in the field of Chinese porcelain. Much of the best work in ceramics, textiles and other techniques was produced over a long period by the various factories or workshops, which as well as being used by the court was distributed internally and abroad on a huge scale to demonstrate the wealth and power of the Emperors. Most social values are derived from Confucianism, Taoism, Daoism and Buddhism. Each unique cultural value can pursue a different side of storytelling of an event or movement. The traditional cultural values that influence the psyche of the Chinese people are benevolence/filial piety, righteousness, and harmony.
The country I would like to teach in would be in China, specifically Shenzhen. Chinese culture is vast and unique and has been changed through many factors throughout history. Mainland China is a beautiful place right next to to the equally beautiful Hong Kong. Shenzhen itself has been influenced by western culture just like Hong Kong has, but with its roots in the mainland, it still maintains its policies and traditions. It's culture can be considered a hybrid of both Mainland and Hong Kong China due to proximity.
In Chinese philosophy, the symbol yin-yang represents the two complementary forces that make up all aspects and phenomena of life. It describes how opposite forces are actually interconnected and interdependent in the natural world. The origin of yin and yang came from the observation of nature and the environment. “Yin” referred to the shady side of a slope while “yang” referred to the sunny side. The concept of yin-yang lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martials arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (t’ai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung) and of I-Ching divination. The most common form of yin-yang symbol is ☯, i.e., in harmony, the two sides are depicted as the light and dark halves of a circle.
The role of culture in the consumption of health care products among the Chinese consumers
There are many different aspects to Chinese culture that make it so broad and interesting. I will be focusing mainly on the more modern features to the culture and how it has changed from the traditional culture. Chinese culture is one of the oldest cultures out there today. I personally find the culture as a whole very interesting and intriguing and I extremely enjoyed learning about the ancient culture that is still ever so prominent today. It consists of many old traditions that have been carried forward into the twenty- first century. Customs and traditions do vary as your travel through the many town villages and also through the twenty- two provinces. Some of the different
While Western medicine has a strong scientific basis, Traditional Chinese Medicine developed gradually through China’s long history, and is very strongly influenced by Taoist beliefs. For example, in TCM there are twelve major organs, six “yin” and six “yang”. Each of these organs are then associated with one of the Five Elements, water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. For a Chinese medicinal practitioner, a disease would be caused by an imbalance of these twelve organs, and would say something like, “too much Fire in the Lungs” as a problem of imbalance. Straightforward interactions between doctor and patient would thus be more common in TCM in order to identify where the imbalance arose through life choices and the environment. The doctor is not limited to treating only physical illnesses, but also illnesses of the mind. The symptoms and differentiating the issue would arise during this step of communication with the patient, which is bolstered by examining the patient’s qi. A fundamental of TCM is “qi”, which includes Yin and Yang, as qi is believed to be spiritual energy and is a part of all movement, such like “the flow of the cosmos” (Kaptchuk). Qi itself can be divided into many different categories, with Meridian qi being the most important for medicine. TCM views the body as a collective whole where “qi” flows through body, with an imbalance of qi leading to the disease in question. The more fixed or chronic the condition, the more