Traditional Chinese Medicine
HealthAround the world, if there is one desire we all have in common; it's that every person wants to have a happy, healthy life. Our need for good health affects our decisions, our lifestyle and our actions each day. We hope for healthy babies and children and do our best to raise our families to lead a healthy lifestyle. As we get older and reach the end of life, the loss of health is something we do not let go of without a struggle. But with all of our modern health care and technology, why are things such as wellness and happiness so hard to get and keep? Is there a secret to health and vitality?
Health can be defined in many different ways. According to ancient medicine, health means having a body that is clear of toxins, a peaceful mental state and calm, contented emotions. In this condition, all of the body systems function properly, poisons are easily eliminated and a sense of balance and well-being, physically, mentally and emotionally are achieved.
Natural MedicineNatural remedies are a real solution for preventing illness. Many people think that natural medicine is about witchery and fairy's as this was the early views of western medical science and scholars and is still very much the case today. Natural simply means a derivative of nature, organic and not made in a laboratory. Natural medicine is about taking organic matter to treat an organic being, leaving the body free of secondary side affects that is likely to come if one was treated with chemicals. Our body knows what is real and responds accordingly. If we treat our body with chemicals our body will use valuable energy to first detox the chemicals and with what energy is left treat the illness. Chemical medicine has its place but I believe that Natural should always be your first choice and should definitely be used as a preventative throughout our lives.
We all know this person, whether they're a friend, a relative or a co-worker. The one who is always excusing his bad habits, poor food choices saying, 'We're all going to die when our time comes, so why bother worrying about health?' While that type of reasoning may bring some comfort to the person neglecting their health, common sense tells us that since the average life span is around 70 years or longer, it seems worthwhile to make the effort to live out those years in the best health possible.
Ancient Medical SystemsIt seems that everything old is new again. From retro-inspired cars and furnishings, to slow-cooked home recipes, and even in our health care choices, we are seeing renewed interest in the ways of the past. The appeal is obvious - drawing on these things from an earlier time remind us of a simpler, more natural and less stressful way of life. And more and more, we are starting to realize that the old way of doing things really might be better than our "modern" way of living.
The same is true of ancient medical information. As illnesses become more chronic and widespread, people are looking to the past, to the medicine from our ancient civilizations for answers to today's diseases. A number of natural medical therapies that were used safely and effectively for hundreds of years, before being abandoned by conventional medicine, are coming back into use again, often with amazing results. Have you heard someone raving recently about an Ayurvedic or Traditional Chinese therapy? Not sure what these ancient medicines involve? Read on to learn more about the history of medicine and how it can be the key to health and wellness even in today's modern world.
Chinese MedicineIt is a surprisingly sophisticated system combining medicine and natural health treatments that originated over 3000 years ago. It is used by over 2 billion people around the world to treat conditions ranging from the common cold to Parkinson's disease. What type of alternative medicine are we talking about? Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM for short.
Ayurvedic MedicineAyurveda is among the oldest and largest systems of medicine in the world. It can be roughly translated as "right living" and is referred to as the science of life. As Ayurveda is the original system of promoting wellness in holistic way, many of the popular alternative medicine therapies today stem from ancient Ayurvedic principles.
Homeopathic MedicineThe word homeopathy comes from the Greek word homio, meaning "like" and pathos, meaning "suffering". The goal of homeopathic medicine is to treat illness by working with the symptoms, instead of against them, since symptoms are evidence of the body's natural defense systems being activated. This is a very different approach from conventional medicine, which tries to suppress the symptoms of a sickness, whether or not the cause is known.