What is Chinese medicine?
Chinese herbal medicine goes back to the 3rd century and is one of the most widely used and known systems throughout the world both as a standalone form of medicine and also used alongside systems that are more traditional.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest traditions of Chinese medicine and is a form which is used throughout the world today, acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago also making it one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world.
Buying Chinese herbal remedies
Although it is advisable if you haven’t taken Chinese herbal medication before to visit a practitioner who specialises in herbal remedies, there are hundreds of stores online and shops in the high street now selling traditional herbal remedies.
Chinese massage therapy
Chinese massage therapy follows very closely to acupuncture in that is focuses on the meridian channels and is very similar in the conditions that it can help, however it shouldn’t be substituted for acupuncture as Chinese massage therapy has its own merits and benefits.
Meditation is one form which makes up a total health care system known as traditional Chinese medicine and is a form which has been practiced for thousands of years.
Qi gong is a similar form of Chinese medicine or therapy to Tai chi in that it requires those practicing it to learn a series of movements or exercises in order to maintain a healthy body and mind by keeping the Qi flowing freely throughout the body.
Tai chi is one form of Chinese medicine that is fast gaining in popularity due to the many health benefits that can be gained by people of all ages.
Traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine relies heavily on opposites such as yin and yang, yin and yang are found in everything, examples of this are earth and heaven, winter and summer and happiness and sadness.