Chinese Herbal Knowledge — Its Origins (17)

THE ORIGINS of Chinese Herbal Knowledge → Where does the ancient herbal knowledge come from in China? It does not come from laboratory testing because none existed then. It does not come from transcendental meditation as suggested by storytellers. It does not come from the scholars whose expertise was literature, not herbs. → How ancient and who were the discoverers? The Chinese herbal knowledge comprises bits and pieces of information accumulated over 4000 years. This knowledge relates to the discoveries of medicinal herbs by ordinary people, mostly illiterate peasants, who were experimenting with the plants in surrounding areas for healing effects. → Who did the documentation? Since the majority of the peasantry was illiterate, the elite scholars took on the task of documenting this herbal knowledge. Some of them were commissioned by the Emperors to do the job. Besides interviewing, investigating, and confirming the peasants’ discoveries, the scholars also tried to explain the empirical evidence using their philosophies about nature, life, health, and disease. Consequently, they have added a body of classical theories on top of a simple folk medicine based only on experimentation with plants. Compared with the folk medicines of other cultures, Chinese medicine is most heavily documented. It is also characterized by highly literary and metaphysical contents. Some examples of classical texts are: “Historical Record”, Si Ma Qian. “史記”司馬遷”Book of Interior” or “Nei
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Chinese herbal medicine, pre-diabetes and blood sugar issues

Acupuncturist James Whittle talks about recent research using Chinese herbal medicine for pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and blood sugar issues: learn more:
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Welcome and embark on an enriching learning journey with us as we venture through the wonders of chinese herbs
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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine : Chinese Herbs that Regulate Chi

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine : Chinese Herbs that Regulate Chi

Types of Chinese herbs used to regulate your Chi;learn this and more in this free online alternative health video series focusing specifically on traditional Chinese medicine. Expert: Sarah and Sig Hauer Bio: Sarah and Sig Hauer recently returned to the southwest after selling their practice in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. They were voted Best Acupuncture Physicians by their community in 2002 and 2003. Filmmaker: Danniel Fishler
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