Chinese medicine, traditional medicine originated in ancient China, has endured and has evolved throughout history. During the second half of the s. XX, this therapy has been introduced in Western countries and has gained wide acceptance among users in these countries found it a different medicine, not aggressive and very preventive, whereby effective and get results quickly. Chinese medicine is a holistic medicine as it believes there are no diseases, but sick, takes into consideration not only what happens in the affected organ, but also what happens throughout the body, how to manifest, how it responds to the external influences and environmental stimuli.
The basic pillars of Chinese medicine are the Theory of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements Theory. The principles and assumptions of Chinese medicine are extracted directly from traditional Taoist philosophy, school of thought singular oldest and China. The major premise of Chinese medical theory is that all life in the universe is animated by a vital energy called “Qi”. The “Qi” fundamental substance of the body and the universe, permeates and penetrates the entire cosmos. Digestion, for example, extracts “Qi” of food and drink and transports it throughout the body, breathing extracted “Qi” of air in the lungs. When these two forms of qi meet in the blood, Qi and vital energy flows along meridians or energy channels.
Chinese medicine used as primary treatment techniques acupuncture, tuina and herbal medicine, applied according to the pathology of the patient. Other techniques are the suckers, moxibustion, ear acupuncture … One of the main features of these treatments, apart from their effectiveness is lacking side effects, so frequent in the conventional drugs.