Eclectic Medicine Essay

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NATE121 History and Philosophy of Natural Medicine & Foundations of Eclectic Medicine Prepared by Kate Chen Table of Contents 1. Acupuncture – overview 3 2. Philosophies of Acupuncture 3 2.1. The theory of essential Qi 3 2.2. The theory of Yin and Yang 3 2.3. The theory of Five Elements 3 3. The principles of Acupuncture treatment 4 3.1. Regulating Yin and Yang 4 3.2. Strengthening the body resistance and eliminating the pathogenic factors 4 3.3. Distinguishing the primary from the secondary 4 4. Application of Acupuncture 4 4.1. Regulate cardiovascular disease 4 4.2. Regulate respiratory system 4 4.3. Regulate digestive system 5 4.4. Regulate kidney and bladder 5 4.5. Regulate uterus 5 4.6. Effects on nerve system 5 5. Conclusion 6 6. BIBLIOGRAPHY 7 Acupuncture Acupuncture – overview Acupuncture is an integral part of the glorious culture of the Chinese nation. It is a form of treatment announces the body to heal naturally. It involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites (acupuncture points) along the body’s meridians to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of qi through the individual. Acupuncturist also can stimulate the acupuncture points by using Moxibustion ( Maciocia, 2005, p.27). Philosophies of Acupuncture The philosophy of Acupuncture consists of 3 theories: The theory of essential Qi Qi is the root of a human being (Maciocia, 2005, p.43). The Chinese postulated that every body got the energy or qi runs through their body meridians (a net work of invisible channels through the body). If the flow of qi in the meridians becomes blocked or there is an inadequate supply of qi, then the body fails to maintain harmony, balance and order, and disease or illness follows. This can result from stress, overwork, poor diet, disease or
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