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China is known for its traditional medicines. Their medicines and medical treatments evolved over thousands of years. It includes several medicines and methods. The practice of all these can help patients to maintain health.



History and purpose

Chinese medication starts recorded, from 1600-1046 Bc. Chinese herbal medication count among the oldest traditional medicines. Chinese herbalism includes almost 1800+ herbs which were first introduced near 2700 BC. These herbs were first time written by a Zhang Zongjing, in a book named Shang Han Za Bing Lun. But due to the war book was almost lost and later on recovered by Wang Shuhe in (265-316 CE).


Now that herbalism uses directly for different decease and also use in scientific medications. Their formulas prescribe in different ways like liquid extract, pills, external plasters and powdered granules etc. Their traditional form is a tea; herbs boil in water to extract medicine component.



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Types of Chinese Medical treatments

As likely other medications, Chinese Herbs, therapies, and medical treatments also classified into different categories according to taste, functions, temperature, organ and dynamic direction etc. Most of these herbs and therapies are commonly used for healing a different kind of body pains and blood issues. But some of them also use for severe disease as well.


Here are three Famous types of Chinese medications which are commonly used all over the world;


  • Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Tui Na




Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medication, which was discovered 8 to 9000 years ago. This treatment uses to heal pain and for muscles relaxation.


In earlier days Chinese doctors use sharp knives or bamboo for Acupuncture treatment, then these things replace with sharp and thin needles. Now Acupuncture is one of the most demanding therapies for problems like a migraine, back pains etc. Therapist inserts sharp needles in the Patient body and manipulates blood flow to heal pain. Many clinics like Dr.Ly Acupuncture Clinic providing quality services for Acupuncture these days.




It is a method in which therapist dry an herb named Mugwort and then burn it at particular points on the patient body. Moxibustion can track in history around 475 B.C. to 221 B.C. (in written form).


This method not only use in China, Many Therapist from Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Korea also recommend this therapy as it is helpful for Blood circulation, boost the immune and Stimulate the digestive system etc.


Tui Na

Tui NA Literally meanings are Pinch and Pull. It is a wide range of Chinese medical therapeutic body word and Massage. This therapy first introduces during the Shang Dynasty (1700 BCE) and with the passage of time, now it includes many different culture’s styles other than Chinese.


Tui NA basically uses to address disharmony’s specific patterns in the patient body. It is considered a great compliment to Acupuncture and shiatsu. This therapy is very effective for pain, muscles spasms, and arthritis etc. Stress related to disorders like constipation, headache, insomnia and other disorder related to respiratory, reproductive systems and digestive problems can cure by this Massage.

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