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Chinese Medicinal Liquor

Medicinal liquor is regarded as the No.1 of all drugs by ancient Chinese as it has many advantages, such as smoothing joints and bones, humidifying the skin, improving the body, eliminating dampness inside the body, etc.

Actually, in ancient times, alcohol itself was not a kind of beverage but a kind of medicine. With the development of science and the research of Chinese medicine, people found out that alcohol can easily dissolve all active ingredients Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Traditional Medicine

Chinese medicine is the unique traditional medicine in China. It possesses great advantages of disease prevention and health care but almost completely free of side effects. All the raw materials of the medicine are comprised of herbal, animal, mineral, some chemical substance and biological substance.

It has a long history of thousands of years in China. According to the ancient documents, the earliest work on Chinese medicine in the world is Sheng Nong’s Herbal Classic, which consists of over 300 kinds of herbs used for medication. The most famous book Compendium of Materia Medica, covering as many as 1892 kinds of herb medicines, was born during the period of Ming Dynasty (1368~1644).

The doctors of Chinese medicine believe that there are two kinds of energy that flow within our body, called Yin and Yang. In order to keep healthy, the human body needs to maintain balanced Yin and Yang. People will get sick and even die without the balance of Yin and Yang. Chinese medicine has the ability of restoring the balance of Yin and Yang.

In ancient China, the doctors of traditional Chinese medicine always diagnose the patients by four basic methods, namely observation, auscultation and olfaction, interrogation and palpation.

Observation: observing the appearance to know the patient’s condition;
Auscultation and olfaction: collecting messages via hearing the sound and smiling the odor;
Interrogation: asking the patient to know his symptoms, previous treatments, etc; Palpation: feeling one’s pulse.

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