Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture – The Best Form of Preventive Medicine
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are first and foremost a preventive type of medicine. But in our Western culture we don’t go to see our doctor until we are sick. I am yet to meet anyone that says to me, “I don’t feel well, I am going to see my acupuncturist”. What we usually get at our clinic are people that have tried everything else and nothing has helped. And now they are willing to try anything, even Acupuncture. I am not complaining, I get to prove how well Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work when I treat someone with a complicated condition, that even Western medicine has not been able to help. But a common comment I hear from my patients is, ” I wish I had known that Acupuncture and Chinese medicine could have helped my condition, before it got so bad….”
It is lack of information that makes people wait until it is to late to prevent disease. We are not in tune with our own bodies, and we pay dearly for it. I believe that the way Chinese medicine looks at health can help give us a better hold on the prevention aspects of Medicine.
In Chinese Medicine health is described as the free, harmonious movement of Qi (pronounced Chee). This system of describing health is one of the first things a Chinese Doctor learns. And it can help you determine if there is a need for medical treatment with acupuncture, herbs, massage or conventional medicine.
For thousands of years, doctors of Chinese medicine have diagnosed health problems without the use of Western medical technology by simply watching and listening for the signs of Qi imbalance. Regardless of what your condition is called, in Chinese Medicine we concentrate in the overall 中醫濕疹 condition your vital energy. We call that energy Qi. The Qi energy in a healthy individual is ample, strong and harmonious. When qi energy is stagnated and/or deficient the individual is more prone to disease. There are of course many symptoms that are not mentioned here, but the purpose of this short list is to make the reader aware of the warning signs. If you respond quickly, you can resolve minor health challenges before they became major illnesses.
Signs of Harmonious Qi
– Little or no pain
– Normal body temperature
– Normal pulse rate and volume
– Pink tongue
– Feeling rested
– Good stamina
– Imaginative, curious
If you have six or seven of these qualities you have ample Qi. Ample Qi can help improve the imbalances found on the next list:
Signs of Deficiency or Stagnation of Qi
– Pain—-joints, head, neck, back
– Digestive and bowel problems
– Anger, fear, worry, panic
– Sickness and disease
– Frequent colds and flu
– Sexual or menstrual difficulties
– Lung disorders
– Overly emotional states