A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Medicine by Ping-Chung Leung, Yung-Chi Cheng, Charlie Changli Xue

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By Ping-Chung Leung, Yung-Chi Cheng, Charlie Changli Xue

This quantity is aimed toward people who find themselves considering chinese language drugs - the way it works, what its present country is and, most crucial, the right way to make complete use of it. The viewers hence contains clinicians who are looking to serve their sufferers larger and sufferers who're wanting to complement their very own traditional remedy. The authors of the publication belong to 3 various fields, smooth drugs, chinese language drugs and pharmacology. they supply info from their parts of craftsmanship and main issue, trying to make it entire for clients. The procedure is macroscopic and philosophical; readers confident of the philosophy are to hunt particular tips.

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However, no evidence of effect is different from evidence of no effect. Research that assesses Chinese herbal medicine according to scientific research methodology is still in its infancy due to various constraints including lack of funding, the small numbers of researchers trained in Chinese medicine and a lack of receptivity within orthodox medical circles. Despite this, extensive laboratory research has been conducted into herbs and a number of recent clinical trials have demonstrated the value of Chinese herbal medicine for a variety of clinical conditions, for example, irritable bowel syndrome, hayfever and hepatitis C.

The angle, direction and depth of needle insertion are all important factors in acupuncture technique. The needle may be inserted at right angles (90°) to the body surface, or inserted obliquely (approximately 45° to the body surface) or transversely (at an angle of 15°) (Cai et al, 1997). A transverse insertion is usually used where the muscle coverage is thin, such as acupoints on the head and face (Qiu et al, 1993). An oblique insertion is usually used when the needle is to be inserted into acupoints near important organs or close to bones (Cai et al, 1997).

As a consequence of the properties of the herb Ai ye, moxa may be used to warm the meridians and dispel cold and dampness, promote the flow of qi and blood in the meridians, relieve swelling and pain, penetrate into muscles and strengthen the yang qi of the body and prevent illness (Cheng, 1987; Cai et al, 1997). If a moxa stick is used, it is usually held above the area or acupuncture point to be treated until the area becomes warm. The stick is usually moved around above the body so that it does not over-warm the area of skin.

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