Traditional Medicine And Chinese Medicine

1484 WordsJul 26, 20156 Pages
The Chinese world today carries with it, an air of mystery; which the Chinese civilization gathered over long periods of time. Their philosophy about life and the methods used in traditional medicine practice constitutes a significant part of Chinese civilization’s history. Part of this traditional medicine, with deep roots in Chinese culture, is the cupping therapy; which has been successfully applied since ancient times and has immediate positive effects. In general when people think of traditional Chinese medicine, the first thing that comes to mind is probably acupuncture or the use of natural herbs as a healing remedy. Cupping therapy is a lesser known treatment. However cupping does get combined with acupuncture in treatments, but it can also be applied alone. (Rushall) Traditional Chinese medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems, at least 23 centuries old; and its main purpose is to prevent and to heal diseases simply by maintaining and if necessary restoring the Yin-Yang balance. The earliest known records of Chinese medicine is the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine book (Huangdi Neijing), which is said it dates back to 3rd century BCE. This early record provides the main theoretical concepts for traditional Chinese medicine and it what has remained the basis of its practice today. (Britannica) What kept these ancient practices alive for so many years? How could this happen? This are some of the questions that comes to someone’s mind when

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