Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chinese Medicine: A Modern Tool for Treating Chronic Health Problems

Margaret Durst explains ancient Chinese medicine works and why it's so good for treating chronic health problems.
Chinese medicine dates back over 3000 years. It is still a very valid system that treats the body holistically. At first glance, it seems simplistic because the conditions treated within Chinese medicine use terms such as excess fire or water or wind rather than our modern scientific names. Yet this system is actually very complex and can be significantly more effective than our modern medicine especially with chronic health problems.

The part of Chinese medicine that I find particularly useful is the meridian system. The Chinese mapped pathways, or meridians, throughout the body that carry an invisible sort of electric energy. This energy is now detectable using specific instruments. Read more

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