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Why can Chinese traditional medicine cure a disease

Jan 08, 2019

Traditional Chinese medicine is used to cure the medicine is Chinese medicine, and Chinese medicine is mostly from natural plants, animals, minerals, especially plants, so in ancient times, Chinese medicine is also known as "herbs".

According to legend, the discovery and application of traditional Chinese medicine are all from the shennong family.

Why can root bark treat the disease of the person, what reason is Chinese traditional medicine able to treat a disease after all?

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that man and all things have heaven and earth together, but man has the whole nature of heaven and earth, vegetation has the partial nature of heaven and earth, human disease is the human body qi appeared partial sheng partial decline, so to borrow medicine partial to adjust the rise and fall of the human body.


As the ancients said, "birds of a feather flock together." therefore, traditional Chinese medicine is based on the form, color, qi and taste of grass roots, bark, insects and earth and stone to classify their Yin and Yang and five elements. For example, the root of the drug can drill the land, so there is the role of tong li, such as paeony; Branches, tree tops are germinative, such as cassia twig; The bark has the property of encapsulation and convergence, such as cinnamon, and the kernel has the property of convergence which is greater than that of cortex. Flowers have the effect of spreading the knot, such as rose, rose; Fruit born on high but eventually to fall, so have the role of qi downward.


Traditional Chinese medicine can cure all kinds of diseases, mainly depending on its partiality, which is the key to restore the internal balance of human body and cure diseases. The partiality of traditional Chinese medicine is mainly reflected in two aspects, one is the "qi" of medicine, the other is the "taste" of medicine. The so-called "qi" of traditional Chinese medicine is the four different characteristics of cold, hot, warm and cool, also known as the "four natures". If mint gives a person cool and refreshing feeling, its gas is cool; Ginger gives a warm feeling, its gas is warm. Different drugs have different qi, in which cold and cool belong to the same nature, mild and hot belong to the same nature, only in the degree of difference.

What effect does the "four qi" of traditional Chinese medicine have on the treatment of diseases?


As we know, human beings are warm-blooded animals. Under normal circumstances, the human body needs to maintain a balance between heat production and heat dissipation to maintain a constant body temperature. When the external factors to disturb the balance, led to the happening of the disease, the human body to produce heat and heat balance is often destroyed, if generate heat excess heat, can appear the symptom such as fever, overactive, whereas if more than heat production and heat dissipation will experience symptoms such as chills, functional decline, so this also means that the disease can be divided into two categories, fevers and han zheng.


The "four qi" of traditional Chinese medicine is used to correct the imbalance of cold and heat in the sick state. Cold medicine can inhibit the body's metabolism, slow down the organs and viscera activities and blood circulation, so used to treat heat; Warm medicine practice to enhance the metabolism of the human body, speed up the internal organs and blood circulation, so used to treat cold. The earliest pharmacological monograph of traditional Chinese medicine, shennong herbal classic, said "to cure cold and heat medicine, to cure heat and cold medicine", which refers to the therapeutic effect of the four qi drugs on cold and heat.


The effect of "taste" of traditional Chinese medicine on the treatment of diseases


The "flavour" of Chinese traditional medicine, it is to say flavour, namely the feeling that taste bud is right Chinese traditional medicine, generally, basically have sour bitter gan xin salty 5 kinds, also become so "5 flavour". Some of these drugs have no special taste. Chinese medicine is called "light taste". Some drugs have acerbity taste, because acerbity taste and acid often coexist and similar, so Chinese medicine is acerbity taste and attach in acerbity.


Everybody has eaten mustard, know to eat mustard to often often have the feeling that pass nose orifice, this explains bitter flavour has the effect of open, diverge. We will also use the role of bitter taste in daily life, such as usually by the wind cold, nasal congestion, running nose, headache, cold, this is to boil a night of ginger soup, drink it hot, and then cover a quilt out of a sweat, people will feel a lot easier, this is the use of ginger temperature flavor characteristics to diverge wind cold.


Similarly, traditional Chinese medicine has found that sour taste has the function of astringency and astringency, bitter taste has the function of purging fire and dryness and dampness, sweet medicine has the function of tonifying and soothing, salty medicine has the function of purging and softening, and light taste has the function of promoting water infiltration and dampness.


According to this theory, we can infer and find the role of drugs from the taste of drugs, such as jujube seed, fructus schisandrae, dogwood and other drugs have sour taste, so it can play the role of astragalus membranaceus, rhizoma coptidis, cypress and other drugs have bitter taste, so it can play the role of clearing heat and dampness; For instance again, cocos coix seed of cocos cocos seed these medicaments have weak flavour, can have the effect that water ooze wets to wait a moment so.

The natural properties of Chinese medicine treat the causes of disease


We know that the drugs used in the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), mainly from the natural animals and plants and minerals, these drugs were incubated in a natural environment, they are in and the nature of the comprehensive factors such as climate, geographical environment, confrontation, in the process of adaptation, is bound to in the body can form a kind of confrontation and adapt to the external factors of the material, so formed under the natural factors of different drugs, it produced in the body material is completely different.


Different substances can have different effects on the internal balance of the human body, which constitutes the ever-changing role and efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine. Such as production in hot strip plant, such as aloe vera, cactus, tend to be produced in the body with cool moist material features, in order to against the outside heat and drought, this kind of material to the human body inner balance is suppress the influence of human metabolism, reduce the activities of the zang-fu organs, slow down the blood circulation, etc., can treat human hyperfunction caused by disease. For example, plants growing in the cold zone (such as snow lotus and ginseng) tend to produce warm and hot substances in the body to fight against the cold outside. This substance can treat the deficiency and cold disease caused by the decline of human body function.


Now we know that this substance exists objectively, and we can trust it, affirm it, and use it boldly in the treatment of diseases.


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