Five questions about Chinese herbal medicine
Chinese medicine is gaining more and more popularity. Here we will focus on one of its lines - Chinese herbal therapy / epochtimes.ru /.
Chinese herbal medicine - it's just grass?
Herbs - the main ingredient in Chinese herbal medicine. It uses more than 3 200 species of grasses, the most famous - ginseng and astragalus (root is used).
In addition to herbs Chinese herbal medicine also uses about 300 various other components, it is minerals, insects, sea creatures, and extracts of animal origin.Cinnabar (mercury ore), silkworm and sea horse - just a few examples.
Herbs and non-plant origin components are often combined together as a formula, there are more than 400 such recipes.
The therapeutic effect is due to the chemical composition of the grass?
From the perspective of Western medicine, vitamins contained in the Chinese herbs have medicinal properties. However, the chemical composition of herbs in Chinese medicine is largely irrelevant. Of key importance is the energy level of each mixture, which leads to the restoration of the balance of yin and yang.
As Chinese medicine doctors create effective combinations of herbs?
Typically, the formula consists of four types of herbs, "Emperor", "minister", "Assistant" and "Ambassador". One can use more than one of each type of grass.
These names are not chosen by chance. "Emperor" is aimed at the main symptoms and underlying causes of the disease, "minister" eliminates the symptoms. "Assistant" harmonizes the formula and eliminates possible toxins and side effects, and "Ambassador" sends drugs to the meridians and organs, which have problems.
Of these types of preparing herbal teas or pills and capsules. Then, these herbs are well-organized state machine, perform their functions, contributing to the elimination of diseases.
Are the Chinese herbs from ordinary dietary supplements that can be purchased freely in pharmacies?
In no case do not self Chinese Herbs!
Chinese homeopathy is intended for the treatment of specific diseases. The means chosen an experienced Chinese doctors have minimal side effects, or do not have any side effects.
But the "wrong" grass is adopted in the "wrong" time can be harmful.
Take, for example, Astragalus. Under normal circumstances, it improves immunity and is an excellent tool for the prevention of viral diseases. But it can not take high blood pressure or temperature, or else it can cause acute inflammation.
How Chinese homeopath knows what is necessary to prescribe the grass?
Firstly, under the diagnosis: the patient describes the symptoms of the disease, the Chinese doctor makes a diagnosis, using techniques such as probing pulse and tongue reading.
The doctor also tries to determine the emotional state of the patient, because, according to Chinese medicine, there is a close link between the mind and the body, poor mental state leads to disease.
Finally, after determining the level of imbalance of yin and yang qi vital energy, the doctor prepares a medicine, appropriate to the patient.