Alternative Medicine Holistic Health Terms Defined Chinese Medicine
Alternative and complementary medicine terms defined. Holistic health theories defined.
Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient method of health care that combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage, and therapeutic exercise. Oriental Health systems like acupuncture, shiatsu, acupressure massage, macrobiotics, Do-In, and sotai are based upon Chinese Medicine. It has proven effective for many conditions, including chronic degenerative disease, cancer, infections disease, allergies, childhood ailments, heart disease, and AIDS. At least 3,000 years old, Chinese Medicine is based on the view that humanity is part of the larger creation–the universe. Therefore humans are all subject to the same laws that govern nature and the understanding of health, then, must begin with an understanding of natural laws. Principles include the law of yin and yang, awareness and manipulation of life energy (Qi or Chi) which flows through meridians of the body, and the Five Element Theory.