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Seven Emotional Factors

Traditional Chinese medicine emphasizes the relation between diseases and mental activities. Emotional mental activities are categorized as the seven emotional factors: joy, anger, melancholy, worry, grief, fear, and fright. They are the main pathogenic factors of endogenous diseases.
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Full text: Traditional Chinese Medicine in China

http://www.scio.gov.cn/zfbps/32832/Document/1534710/1534710.htm?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0&winzoom=1
China’s State Council Information Office on Dec. 6 issued a white paper on the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China.
Following is the full text of the document.
Traditional Chinese Medicine in China
The State Council Information Office of the People’s […]

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Multiple sclerosis

Overview
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.
It’s a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious […]

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What is pattern identification/syndrome differentiation and treatment?

Diagnosis of the pattern/syndrome, through comprehensive analysis of symptoms and signs, which has implications for determining the cause, nature and location of the illness and the patient’s physical condition, and their treatment.
In clinical treatment, TCM physicians do not focus their […]

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What is holism?

Holism is one of the philosophical ideas regard body as an organic whole, which is the external environment.
By “organic whole” we mean entirety and unity. TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) attaches great importance to the unity of the human body itself […]

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1. What characterized is traditional Chinese Medicine?

The traditional medicine that originated in China(TCM), and is characterized by holism and treatment based on pattern identification/syndrome differentiation.
If you surfer from headache, the Chinese Medicine practitioner will ask you, where, when, how, how long it lasts, What the obvious […]

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Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
Other symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected, sleep problems, and troubles with memory. Some people also report restless legs […]

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Acupuncture

The image of the body being pierced by fine needles in an apparently random way is perhaps the stereotypical view of Chinese medicine. At face value, it must be difficult to imagine how this kind of treatment can benefit particular […]

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Acupressure (Tui Na Massage)

Massage is widely used in Chinese medicine, and a whole range of techniques has been developed as part of the evolution of Chinese medicine in general. Acupressure massage can be used over general areas of body to promote Qi and […]

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Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture

(Published by World Health Organization)
Complete document currently available at
http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf
The diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials reported in the recent literature can be classified into four categories as shown below.

Diseases, symptoms or conditions […]

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