Traditional Chinese Medicine And Philosophy

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The features of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abstract: Philosophy can be embodied and reflected by anything in the world. The Chinese consider the world as the “one” and the “harmony”, and it can be proved by the theory of traditional Chinese medicine. Through the introduction to traditional Chinese medicine, this paper will try to prove how the ancient Chinese philosophy influenced and helped to form the traditional Chinese medicine. Keywords: Chinese philosophy, medicine, Qi, Yin and Yang, Zhang / Fu, Five Elements. As we know, the ancient Chinese philosophy emphasized the “one”, the “blending” and the “harmony”. We Chinese people always say “Man is part of Nature”, and we think the world as a balance of yin and yang. This kind of philosophy can be proved by the development of traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine is heavily rooted in traditional Chinese philosophy. The philosophy was not a single one and did not originate in only one era of Chinese history. It was built on, added to, and modified throughout history. It began in China over four thousand years ago. The oldest known book about Chinese Medicine is The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic. It was compiled before 200 BC. It's a summary of medical ideas and techniques that were in use long before the second century BC. Today, Chinese Medicine has expanded far beyond the Inner Classic. Countless variations and innovations have appeared. But some principles are unchanging. These root principles, such as yin and yang, describe natural laws, the laws your body must ultimately obey. These root principles endow Chinese Medicine with a unique knowledge making it, in some ways, far more evolved than modern technological medicine. Movement--the meaning of Qi Chinese medicine is about energy. We call it Qi. We
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