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Reasons To Try Traditonal Chinese Medicine

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One of the great things about Wellness is it incorporates so many different ideologies. The truth is my personal definition of Wellness is just simply being well. Often people see it as some hippy lifestyle that only incorporates the Natural Lifestyle. To me, that is far from truth.

It is being open to basically anything that encourages a Healthy Lifestyle. I make it my mission to learn and experiment in all facets of this. I do believe in Modern Medicine. There is definitely a time when it is more than necessary.

I am always tho, very interested in Alternative Medicines. I have a thing about side effects and doing more harm than good. Which is how I found myself drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine.


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What It’s About

Chinese Medicine operates on the idea of five elements. Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. These elements have five tastes. Sweet, Salty, Bitter Pungent and Sour. The tastes correlate to Accupunture.
 
 
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They believe that every living thing contains two forces of energy (yin-ying or ) light and dark. When one is out of balance it causes your life essence(Qi) to be out of balance and that causes illness.
 
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for thousands of years and many of the Modern Medicines we take today have been adapted from Chinese Herb Therapies. 
 
According to studies conducted in China, it is believed that adding these herbs to Modern Medicines can reduce side effects and make our medicines more effective. They are mainly used in teas and pills that are honey bound.
 
Because we tend to want quicker solutions here, they were later adapted to powders that you can mix with water and easy to swallow pills. You can find these medicines at Shops that specialize in Asian Products. Most places have a Chinese Market or a China Town. However, because this is medicine it is suggested you visit a practitioner. Here is where you can find one near you NCCAOM
 
Many of the herbs you probably already use. Ginger, Cinnamon, Licorice and Rhubarb. Here is a complete list of popular Chinese Herbs
 
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Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy has been used for thousands of years.
 
 
 
 It works by drawing the skin up in a cup over targeted areas for 5 to 15 minutes.
 
 
 
 Either fire or suction is commonly used. It is used to treat Pain, Scars, and Muscle Tension.
 
 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used to restore the balance of your Chi. Chi is the energy that flows all around your body which as stated above is what the Chinese believe causes illness.
 
 
 
 
 Thin needles are placed into your skin at key pressure points to encourage better energy flow. My husband had this done when he had back issues and the results were amazing.
 
 
 
 
 
So is Traditional Chinese Medicine something you might want to try? Keep in mind that it is still Medicine and any Medicines or Therapies mentioned here should always be consulted with a professional.
 
 

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