A New Take To An Ancient Life
Alternative medicine can include anything from nature such as herbs that could be used to treat minor burns. Severe pain could be reduced by the use of acupuncture. This type of medicine has been around in one form or another for thousands of years and its beginnings are generally attributed to the Chinese.
Traditional Chinese Medicine states that the human body and the environment are closely linked. So when the body’s rhythms are upset, the treatment and its ultimate prevention can come from the environment.
Herbs, plants and many other ingredients still unknown to us here in the western world, are widely used in the making of Chinese medicine. This type of medicine which often seems a little strange is said to bring balance back to the body. Meditation, massage and acupuncture are used in conjunction with the mind and to bring harmony to the body.
According to the Chinese, the forces in the universe are believed to affect everything in life, including our health. These forces are represented by the symbol of yin and yang, the two most powerful cosmic forces in the universe.
Yin is the female force and is represented by the moon, while yang represents the masculine force and is represented by the sun. From these ancient beliefs, the Chinese developed a technology for health care that in many ways still rivals that of modern western medicine.
Many of these alternative methods were thought to be that of quacks in the early years. But as scientific evidence surfaced to prove otherwise, the historic ways of thinking had to be reconsidered.
In the early years Chinese medicine was thought to be that of quacks by the general public. But the chinese population beleive whole heartedly in the their beleifs and history. Chinese that scientific evidence has been difficult to come by. The huge drug companies aren’t going to put costly research efforts into techniques that won’t bring in piles of money.
It wasn’t until the mid-1990s that funding for alternative medicine began to appear in academic circles. Since then, it’s become a form of therapy and healing that’s widely accepted around the world.
So love it or hate you had better get used to it because I cannot see it ending anytime soon.