This diet certainly doesn’t make sense from a Chinese medical perspective, which asks us to eat with the environment, seasons, a balance of foods, and, of course the individual constitutions of our patients. The Su Wen and other medical classics such as the Qian Jin Yao Fang all suggest that whole grains are the staple food of humanity, not meat.
Did you know that 7 out of 10 doctor visits involve GI complaints? That’s massive. And as you likely know there is woefully little remedy offered by Allopathic medicine, and those that are provided–antacids, bile powders, antibiotics–are based on weak medical theory and inevitably make the problem worse. It comes as no surprise that over 80% of doctors feel they lack the knowledge and training required to handle these and other chronic ailments.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a powerful medical systemology that has become increasingly popular in areas outside of its origins in East Asia. This poses the significant challenge of teaching the principles of TCM to a population that is entirely unfamiliar to its medical concepts and series of cosmological organizational principles such as Yin Yang and 5 Element theories. While some of these components can be translated into and explained (at least partially) in familiar terminology taken from Allopathic medicine and chemistry, for example, much of Chinese medicine can only be understood in its original conceptualization.
The findings demonstrate that adding acupuncture, herbal medicine and other TCM procedures to conventional protocols provides a cost-effective approach for asthmatic children while producing superior patient outcomes.
The Internal Medicine Classic states: ‘The heart commands all of the organs and viscera, houses the spirit, and controls the emotions.’ In Chinese, the word for ‘heart’ (hsin) is also used to denote ‘mind’. When the heart is strong and steady, it controls the emotions; when it is weak and wavering, the emotions rebel and prey upon the heart-mind, which then loses its command over the body.
By Justin Penoyer
When I speak about how acupuncture works I cite the primary avenue: our nervous system; i.e. bioelectronics. Acupuncture will elicit the current of injury, modulate neurotransmitters to break neuro-feedback loops and other neuroplastic disorders, and educe brain wave activity. These functions are all electrical in nature.
Epidemiological data show that the incidence rate of IBS is as high as 25%. Most of the medications may lead to tolerance, addiction and toxic side effects.
Moxibustion is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine and has been used to treat IBS-like abdominal pain for several thousand years in China. As a mild treatment, moxibustion has been widely applied in clinical treatment of visceral pain in IBS.