CHINESE MEDICINE AND HERBS

CHINESE MEDICINE AND HERBS
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By Dr. Misha, Dr. of Oriental Medicine

What is Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a 4,000 year-old system of balancing the body’s own health-preserving forces.

A View from the East

Understanding Chinese medicine and its ability to improve the treatment of people with HIV.

Guardians of Harmony

The Immune System in Chinese medicine.

Toxic Heat and HIV

Toxic Heat creates the initial flu-like symptoms that for may accompany initial exposure to HIV. As it moves more deeply into all systems of the body, it triggers a whole variety of common HIV-related symptoms.

What Is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. Chinese medicine views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Qi, which can be translated as energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body.

When the flow of Qi is unimpeded there is harmony, balance, and good health. When there are Qi blockages, too much or too little Qi, there is an imbalance which can lead to disharmony and disease.

Chinese medicine helps restore the body to balance and works on an energetic level to affect all aspects of a person: mind/body/spirit. The beauty of Chinese medicine is that it can be used to correct imbalances that have become illness and pain, or even correct imbalances prior to the appearance of symptoms, preventing disease.

Chinese medicine treatments address imbalances using food therapy/diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese exercise, and meditation along with Western therapies. Chinese medicine is the longest existing continuous medical system practiced in the world, with over 3000 years of history. People with HIV infection can create the most effective treatment program by combining Chinese and Western medicine under the umbrella of the Chinese philosophy of healing. When used together wisely, they provide the best chance for prolonged survival and minimal complications. That’s why, no matter what symptoms a person has they can create a comprehensive program to restore balance to the mind/body/spirit as a whole in cooperation with the specialist.

Sometimes that means suggesting Western and other therapies in addition to Chinese medicine. I believe strongly you do anything you can to help an individual create wholeness and wellness in their life.

What Is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and therapies. Chinese medicine views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Qi, which can be translated as energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through a system of channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body.

When the flow of Qi is unimpeded there is harmony, balance, and good health. When there are Qi blockages, too much or too little Qi, there is an imbalance which can lead to disharmony and disease.

Chinese medicine helps restore the body to balance and works on an energetic level to affect all aspects of a person: mind/body/spirit. The beauty of Chinese medicine is that it can be used to correct imbalances that have become illness and pain, or even correct imbalances prior to the appearance of symptoms, preventing disease.

Chinese medicine treatments address imbalances using food therapy/diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese exercise, and meditation along with Western therapies. Chinese medicine is the longest existing continuous medical system practiced in the world, with over 3000 years of history.

For example, when someone comes to the clinic with diarrhea, we will run a Western stool test at a special laboratory called Great Smokies to see if the diarrhea is being caused by organisms which can be treated by antibiotics, herbal formulas and/or nutritional supplements. When you receive the results, consult with the your Western doctor to determine if antibiotics are the best solution, or if the specialist can proceed with herbal formulas and nutritional supplements alone. Often they design a protocol using all three treatments.

At the same time, they will use Chinese medicine to restore balance to the mind/body/spirit and when necessary to help alleviate potentially toxic side effects of the Western medicine. I've observed that when Western drug therapy causes anemia, Chinese blood tonics and vitalizers often help reverse the reaction.

There are circumstances when we may not use Western therapy at all. Chronic sinusitis is especially suited to a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine. And neuropathy can be treated quite well using acupuncture, moxibustion, massage and in some cases herbs.

Choosing the most appropriate therapy or combination of therapies to restore harmony to the whole mind/body/spirit gives the person with HIV/AIDS an opportunity to put together a powerful regimen of healing.