What is traditional Chinese medicine?
Traditional Chinese medicine was born in the primitive society. The theory of traditional Chinese medicine has been basically formed in the spring and autumn and Warring States periods, and has been summarized and developed in successive dynasties. In addition, it has a far-reaching impact on the countries in the Chinese character culture circle, such as Japanese medicine, Korean medicine, Korean medicine and Vietnamese east medicine.
Traditional Chinese medicine carries the experience and theoretical knowledge of ancient Chinese people in fighting diseases. It is a medical theoretical system gradually formed and developed through long-term medical practice under the guidance of ancient simple materialism and spontaneous dialectics.
Traditional Chinese medicine takes Yin Yang and five elements as the theoretical basis, regards the human body as the unity of Qi, form and spirit, explores the etiology, nature and location of the disease, analyzes the pathogenesis and the changes of the five Zang and six Fu organs, meridians and joints, Qi, blood and body fluid in the human body, judges the positive growth and decline of evil, then obtains the name of the disease, summarizes the syndrome types, and formulates the treatment based on the principle of syndrome differentiation The treatment methods of “sweating, vomiting, lowering, harmony, warming, clearing, tonifying and eliminating” use a variety of treatment methods such as traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage, cupping, qigong and dietotherapy to make the human body achieve the harmony of yin and Yang and recover.
On October 1, 2018, the world health organization incorporated traditional Chinese medicine into its globally influential medical program for the first time.
As a very important world cultural heritage in human history, traditional Chinese medicine has many unknown theories that need our continuous research. I believe that traditional Chinese medicine will make greater contributions to the development of world medicine.