Definitions for "Chinese Medicine"
Is the collective term used for the holistic therapies originating in China including Herbalism, Acupuncture and Tai Chi Qigong. Many of these therapies date back thousands of years and are based on ancient chinese principles including the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood that are represented in body parts.. An inbalance in these elements cause inbalances in people. Also, everything can be described as is either yin or yang (cold or hot). Animal substances can be included in remedies although most Western clinics only use plants.
an Asian system of healing that focuses on achieving internal balance. Practitioners use methods such as acupuncture, heat application (moxibustion), herbal preparations, food therapy, massage and exercise (Qi Gong or Tai Chi) to restore the flow of Qi (vital energy) and the balance of Yin and Yang.
Also called traditional Chinese medicine or TCM, Chinese medicine is a complex subject with many aspects including the balance of forces within the body. The branches of Chinese medicine are meditation, astrology and geomancy. Martial arts, diet, massage, acupuncture, moxiibustion (burning herb on the surface of the skin to stimulate healing), and herbal medicine. Natural Supplements A guide for herbal nutritional supplements describes ginseng, yohimbe, kava kava, ephedra, deer velvet, cordyceps and many other remedies.