Traditional Chinese Medicine
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HEALTH AND BEAUTY!
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the philosophical principle according to which the human body is a small universe consists of a complete system and other systems less complex, interconnected. These systems usually work in balance to maintain the health of the body. Equilibrium necessarily include qi (energy, movement), blood, type, fluid couplers, wu xing (emotions) and spirit (shen).
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a unique model that includes human body meridian system (known as acupuncture meridians).
Traditional Chinese Medicine is not a monolithic system but it shows the unity in diversity, the existence of small regional or philosophical differences between different practitioners and schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Points and Meridians of Acupuncture
What are acupuncture points?
Acupuncture points are the functional reflecting points the body. The stimulus on the reflecting points of the body can change the blood circulation and the immune system and also regulate the functions of the internal organs.
What are channels?
People find from historical practices that the reflecting points of the body are connected together systematically. When the reflecting points which have similar functions and regulate the same internal organ are connected together, they shall form a line and the line is the channel.
How many channels are there in the body ?
In the body there are 14 channels.
How the channels are distributed in the body ?
(1) Three Yin Channels in the Hand (See the Picture). The three Yin channels in the hand are: the lung channel, the heart channel and the pericardium channel.
(2) Three Yang Channels in the Hand (See the Picture). The three Yang channels in the hand are: the large intestine channel, the Sanjiao channel and the small intestine channel.
(3) Three Yin Channels in the Foot (See the Picture). The three Yin Channels in the foot are the liver channel, the spleen channel and the kidney channel.
(4) The Three Yang Channels in the Foot (See the Picture). The three Yang channels in the foot are the stomach channel, the gallbladder channel and the bladder channel.
(5) The Distribution of the Channels in the Back (See the Picture). The channels in the back: one governor channel (one channel) and two bladder channels (one on the right and one on the left).
(6) One channel in the abdomen: the conception channel..
(The above are the distribution of the fourteen channels in the body)
The Role and Function of Massage, Scrapping, Cupping Glass and Moxa-wool Moxibustion
Muscles and Bones
How is the massage in traditional Chinese medicine different from that in other countries ?
The massage in traditional Chinese medicine is done through acupuncture points and channels but not just muscles and bones. Traditional Chinese medicine applies various massage types so as to prevent and cure diseases by stimulating the acupuncture points and channels..
What is the role and function of the massage in traditional Chinese medicine ?
- 1. 1. Dredge the channels: Traditional Chinese medicine thinks that if the channels in the body are dredged, people shall not get sick.
- 2. 2. Regulate Qi and blood: Qi refers to the energy in the body and blood refers to the health of the blood. If Qi and blood are in good conditions, people shall be healthy.
- 3. 3. Improve the immunity: Improve the ability of the body to fight against diseases.
Therefore, massage can cure diseases, relieve the physical and metal pressure and strengthen beauty and healthcare.
What should we pay attention to in terms of massage ?
Massage healthcare shall not be suitable for injured, ulcer, fracture, scab and bloody skin. If one perspires after massage, he/she should stay away from the wind in case of catching cold. In addition, when one is too hungry, too full, drunk or fatigue, he/she should not receive massage.
What is scrapping?
Use scrapping staffs to stimulate along people's channels so as to regulate the body and cure diseases.
What is the role and function of scrapping ?
- 1. Enhance metabolism and eliminate toxicity;
- 2. Dredge channels and relieve pressure and pains;
- 3. Adjust Yin-Yang balance of the body.
What is the difference between scrapping and massage ?
Scrapping dredges channels by excreting the toxin from the body (excreting is the main way); massage dredges channels by stimulating acupuncture points and channels (stimulating is the main way).
What should we pay attention to during scrapping ?
(1) Avoid wind and keep warm during scrapping: The sweat pores shall be open during scrapping so the wind cold may enter the body from the sweat pores;
(2) Drink a cup of hot water after scrapping: Scrapping shall make one perspire and a cup of hot water can supplement the consumed water, enhance metabolism and accelerate the excretion of metabolites;
(3) Time for bathing after scrapping: After scrapping, to avoid wind cold, take bathing after the skin pores are close. This may take about 3 hours. But during the bathing, scrapping can be done when the body is wet. For the sweat pores is open slightly during bathing, it may take less time to do scrapping and the effect is better. But pay attention to keeping warm;
(4) Scrapping for different skin diseases: in case of skin diseases such as injury, scytitis, infiltration and fester (such as neurodermatitis, leucoderma and psoriasis), it is not suitable to do scrapping directly on the injured skin or painless benign nodules. If there is purulent inflammation, infiltration and fester, or acute inflammation (such as eczema, herpes and so on), it is not suitable to do scrapping directly. Scrapping should be done around the focus of infection. It is suggested that the patients see a doctor first and then come for scrapping after recovery;
Types of Scrapping Boards
What is the role and function of cupping glass ?
1. Dispel the cold and dampness in the body;
2. Promote Qi and activate blood: improve the blood circulation in the body;
3. Diminish inflammation and relieve pain, especially pains of the soft tissue;
4. Relieve fatigue and enhance immunity.
What should we pay attention to during cupping glass ?
(1) If one is full, don't receive cupping glass; if one is hungry, do the cupping glass on the belly;
(2) Don't do cupping glass in the same place repeatedly; don't do cupping glass in the place where the marks left by the previous cupping glass have not vanished;
(3) Don't do cupping glass during the menstrual period or the place with hemorrhagic disease;
(4) Don't take a bath immediately after cupping glass, especially a cold bath; the body part receiving cupping glass can touch water after 3 or 5 hours;
(Types of the Cupping Glasses)
Introduction to the Functional Reflecting Zone
What is the functional reflecting zone ?
It refers to the reflection projection of the internal organs on the body surface. The functions of corresponding internal organs can be regulated and stimulated through these reflecting zones. There are lots of such reflecting zones in our bodies.
The Reflecting Zone on the Face
The Reflecting Zone on the Hand
The Reflecting Zone on the Foot
Application and Introduction of Traditional Chinese Medical Products
What is the difference among high-frequency, medium-frequency and low-frequency physical therapies ?
Low-frequency: The current with frequency lower than 1000HZ. Therapeutic effect: 1. Stimulate nervous and muscular tissues; 2. Ease pain; 3. Promote local blood circulation; 4. Sedative effect; 5. Diminish inflammation. Effective depth (profund, intens): subcutaneous;
Medium-frequency: The current with frequency above 1000HZ and lower than 100000HZ. Therapeutic effect: 1. Instant analgesia; 2. Promote local blood circulation; 3. Build up muscles and facilitate contraction of muscles; 4. Soften scars and release adhesion. Effective depth: subcutaneous and superficial muscle layer;
High-frequency: The current with frequency above 100000HZ. Therapeutic effect: 1. Relieve itching and ease pain; 2. Improve local blood circulation; 3. Improve local nutrition and metabolism; 4. Sedation. Effective depth: muscles and bones.
What should we pay attention to during high-frequency, medium-frequency and low-frequency physical therapies as well as the contraindications!
Contraindications: 1. Malignant tumor patients; 2. Patients with various hemorrhagic disorders; 3. Acute purulent inflammation; 4. Patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers; 5. The abdomen of the pregnant; 6. The injured skin. (The above are the contraindications for high-frequency, medium-frequency and low-frequency physical therapies.)
Things we should pay attention to: 1. Take off all of the metal decorations before treatment; 2. Let the patient take a comfortable position; 3. Don't touch wireless objects during the treatment as well as metal products; 4. Disinfect the area to be treated with alcohol before and after treatment.