The Latest in Chinese Medicine
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In this high-tech postmodern culture of ours, we have the best opportunities, the finest options, and the greatest access to communications technologies, world wide information and personalized services. And we have the luxury of something neither our ancestors nor Asia’s ancestors had Chinese medicine that is acknowledged as verifiable and viable..
True, Chinese medicine is nothing new. In fact, it is one of the oldest practices known. The ancient Chinese had long been practicing Chinese medicine, using everything from ginger to Qing Fei Tang …to ease, relieve, alleviate, and even cure everything from head cold to headache. And in the more recent 21st wisdom, what have been considered by many in Western medicine as alternative practices are done a good part (if not most) of the time.
Opening advancements in Chinese medicine continue to exist and evolve along with the needs of people worldwide. More recent Chinese medicine advancements have been made, for example, in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other neural and epidermal disorders. As reported in a number of releases around the U.S., extracts of the roots of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF), which have been used for centuries in China, have been proven to successfully “treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as well as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, eczema, scleroderma, and other autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.” And as per a Texas news release, “doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London have completed an evaluation of an ancient Chinese remedy for dermatitis,” using a combination consisting of a mixture of 10 herbs,” a combination that has been in use since between 300 and 100 BC, as is evidenced by a printed manual of that period.
As are these advancements in Chinese medicine, health efforts are shared globally. One of many blogging sites notes Chinese herbalism—whose treatment is derived from pattern diagnosis (Bien Zheng)—is ideal for the cold weather illnesses that inevitably infect almost every one of us in one way or another. So the recommendation is handed down through the ages to treat respiratory tract infections, colds, and their symptoms of sore throat with Yin Qiao San (for throat), Sang Ju Yin (for cough), and Bi Yan Pien and Goldenseal (for nasal congestion).
So when the controversy of herbal, natural, and ancient remedies versus modern cough syrups and antibiotics rears its confused head, we might remember that not only does the cough syrup contain derivatives of the items we are discounting, but the modern Chinese medicine we have been denying has been making us see, better, breathe better, move better, and feel better for a long, long time.