Willow Liu

Our knowledge is still limited to thoroughly elucidate the mechanism of Chinese medicine

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   On the website of Offbeat Oregon History, there is a page introducing "Doc” Hay, Oregon's pioneer Chinese herbalist", with a subtitle Settlers in John Day in the late 1800s learned the healer of Kam Wah Chung could cure diseases others couldn't; all his patients survived the fatal Spanish Flu epidemic in 1919. This healer is the Chinese herbalist “Doc” Hay.   In the article, it wrote: Other doctors, of course, were very jealous and tried to have him prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license….. The problem was, no jury in Grant County would convict him. For them, his...

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Understanding Chinese Herbs Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for more than two thousands years. Its theoretical system was partly derived from the philosophy that informs Taoist and Buddhist thought and complemented through practice. The basic theories include Yin and Yang, the five elements, Zang-Fu theory, theory of Qi, blood, and body fluid, theory of meridians and collaterals, and theory of etiology and pathogenesis, etc. These theories have been applied to diagnosis of diseases and guide treatment with herbs, acupuncture, diet, and other methods. Among all of these treatment methods, Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) are most widely applied.     CHM has survived over several thousand years. Even though...

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