Tuesday, October 24, 2017

If you are seeking treatment for any ailments you are suffering from, there are alternatives to conventional medicine that could prove to be very effective. Chinese medicine is an alternative therapy that more and more people are turning to. So, what is traditional Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine is a health care system that includes the use of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, breathing and exercise therapy, remedial massage, lifestyle and diet advice. The general philosophy behind traditional Chinese medicine is maintenance, balance, and restoration to bring about good health.

Facts About Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine has definitely changed the scope and perception of Western conventional medicine. With natural, mind, body, and spirit alternatives for treatment recovering from any type of ailment can be approached in a new way.

The following are some interesting facts about Chinese medicine.

  • Fact number one:

Over 4 billion people use alternative medicine versus conventional health care, according to the World Health Organization.

  • Fact number two:

Chinese traditional medicine is the World Health Organization‘s choice for meeting the needs of healthcare in this century.

  • Fact number three:

Among Fortune 500 companies, as part of the health care packages, approximately 19% offer alternative medicine.

  • Fact number four:

In 1991, medicinal herbs were discovered with the “ice man” or the mummified prehistoric man found in the Italian Alps.

  • Fact number five:

The Ancient Greeks used the same type of spinal manipulation that chiropractors and osteopathic medicine uses.

More Facts About Chinese Medicine

There are still many interesting facts about Chinese medicine. For example, fifty percent of all medical schools offer students the chance to take courses in alternative medicine. Ancient writings from Asia, Arabia, the Orient, and Greece have recorded massage therapy being used and administered thousands of years ago. Two thirds of all people who have opted to use alternative medicine to complement conventional medicine choose not to tell their regular physician. NIH (The National Institute of Health) presently conducts research on alternative and complementary medicine that costs approximately $40 million every year. Approximately 70 to 90 percent of all doctors do consider the use of alternative and complementary medicine treatments as legitimate practices of medicine. Some of these include: behavioral medicine, exercise and dieting, hypnotherapy, and psychotherapy and counseling.

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