TCM Understanding about Sleep

Based on the holistic approach, TCM views the human sleep-wake cycle as a dynamic yet integral physiological state, with physicians using unique theories like yin and yang, qi circulation and spirit activity to understand and explain the sleeping process. 1. The Yin Yang Natural Rhythm Sleeping recharges the body, and is important in maintaining the balance of yin and yang within it. The regular succession of daily or seasonal cycles is the primordial expression of the waxing and waning of yin and yang in the universe. The human body is programmed to live in harmony with the rhythm of nature as the Lingshu (The Vital Axis) states: "When yang qi is at its limit and yin qi is abundant, one's e

Treat Acne with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Acne is a common skin condition among teenagers that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It mostly appears on the face, chest and upper back and is manifested by lesions such as whitehead acne, blackhead acne, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts and is often accompanied by an exodus of seborrhea. Most cases can be healed by themselves or relieved post-adolescence. In TCM, Acne is damp-heat accumulation under the skin. But the underlying internal disharmony is the root cause of damp-heat which can come from lung, stomach and spleen, liver. Damp-heat may be a product of poor diet, overwork, lack of sleep or a natural excess of yang energy, typically

Cases: Extremely Cold and Hot Sweating

Last Monday a woman around age 70 came for extremely cold and hot sweating over the entire body. She has this problem for weeks. She could not do anything. Everything makes her sweat a lot even just sitting. The only thing that could help her is lying down with completely quiet. Her sleep also became worse at the same time. But her sleep has got a lot better with sleeping pill helping. She has high blood pressure, diabetes but all these are under control. her urine and bowel movement are normal. She does not have any other symptoms associated with sweating and do not know how it started. Her tongue is red pale with thin coating, pulse is relaxed and weak. She was given an acupuncture treat

How Traditional Chinese Medicine view and treatment Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are western medical terminology to describe the open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach (Gastric ulcers) and the upper portion of your small intestine (Duodenal ulcers ). In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), they are categorized as "stomach ache" or "epigastric pain” according to the nature of their symptoms. Peptic ulcers can occur at any age but mostly in young adults. When left untreated, it may result in serious complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding and cancer. From TCM view, the causes of peptic ulcer are closely related to exogenous pathogens, eating disorders, mood disorders, and the weakness of spleen and stomach. These factors cause sto

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