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  • What is Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture?

    Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CMA) is one of the greatest heritages of Chinese culture. It has been practiced in fighting against severe, chronic diseases for three thousand years. It has a unique, comprehensive, scientific system including both theories and clinical practice. The mechanism of Acupuncture therapy is to adjust human body's regulatory system by stimulating relevant meridians, assisting the body to heal its ailment. CMA has special advantages, such as remarkable curative effects and few side effects. It creates a great deal of miracles in remedy of difficult and complicated diseases.

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    What is Parkinson's disease?

    Parkinson disease: a disorder of middle-aged and elderly people characterized by tremor, rigidity and a poverty of spontaneous movements. The first and most prominent symptom is tremor, which often affects one hand, spreading first to the leg on the same side and then to the other limbs, interfering with such actions as holding a cup. The patient has an expressionless face, an unmodulated voice, and an increasing tendency to stoop(a shuffling run is needed to maintain balance).Parkinsonism is a disease affecting the basal ganglia of the brain for which in many cases no cause can be found. Relief of the symptoms may be obtained with acupuncture and herbal.

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    What is an overreact bladder (incontinence)?

    Overreact bladder or incontinence: the inappropriate involuntary passage of urine, resulting in wetting. Stress incontinence is the leak of urine on coughing and straining. It is common in women in whom the muscles of the pelvic floor are weakened after childbirth. Overflow incontinence is leakage from a full bladder, which occurs most commonly in old men with bladder outflow obstruction or in patients with neurological conditions affecting bladder control. Urge incontinence is leakage of urine that accompanies an intense desire to pass water with failure of restraint. Overreact bladder or incontinence could be cured by acupuncture and herbal.

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    The Principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Diagnosis

    1. Observing Diseases by Taking the Human Body as a Whole

    Taking the human body as a whole in observing diseases has two implications. On the one hand, the human body should be taken as an organic whole while special attention is paid to the interrelation and interaction between local pathological changes of the whole body, in turn, may be reflected in a certain part. While exernal diseases may penetrate into the interior, deseases of the viscera may have external manifestations. For example, dryness of the eyes is usually due to deficiency of the liver-yin, or due to deficiency of the liver-blood. Conjunctival congestion indicates heat in the liver channel, or excessive heat in the ling. So it is difficult to make a correct diagnoses merely by observing local symptoms without regarding the whole body as whole. On the other hand, the interrelation between the patient and his surroundings is also worth noticing. Human beings are always affected by such natural conditions as weather and others. When there are abnormal changes in th enatural environment, or when the human body fails to adapt itself to such changes, pathological changes will certainly occur in the body. Therefore, an accurate diagnosis requires boservation of the natural conditions related with a patient as a basis for the differentiation of syndromes of a disease.

    2. Comprehensive Analysis of the Data Gained by All the Diagnostic Methods

    In the clinical examination, interrogation, inspection, auscultation and olfaction, plapation and pulse-feeling should be adopted simultaneously in order to arrive at a reliable diagnosis, since each of these methods plays its special part in ascertaining the clinical status and gathering clinical data. For instance, the history of the present illness, self-feeling symptoms and the personal and family history of a patient can be acquired by interrogation; the partial or whole -hodily changes in the patient's vitality, complexion, physical condition and behaviour, by inspection; changes in the patient's voices and odors, by listening and smelling; reflections of a disease in the conditions of the pulse, by feeling it. Furthermore, false manifestations of a disease can also be found in some cases. In that circumstance, an integration of all these methods becomes more important.

    3. Combining Diagnosis of Diseases whith Differentiation of Syndromes

    This requires making diagnosis of the names of both a disease and a syndrome. The name of a disease suggests the entire course of pathological changes, whereas the name of a syndrome generalizes the pathology of a disease in its certain stage. For this reason, the whole course of pathological changes and the law of the progress of a disease can not be grasped if only the syndrome, but not the disease itself is differentiated. On the contrary, if we merely make diagnosis of the disease, but not the syndrome, we can not undertake our treatment. This is because our treatment is based on the differentiations of syndromes. Generally speaking, diagnosis of a disease name usually precedes the differentiation and diagnosis of the syndromes. For example, if a patient shows such symptoms as polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria and emaciation, he may be suffering from xiaoke (including diabetes and others); then we may determine, accorking to the degree of seriousness of these symptoms as well as the changes in the tongue and the pulse, whether it is the syndrome of fluid impairment due to lung-heat, or the syndrome of excessive stomach-heat, or the syndrome of deficiency of the kidney-yin, or the syndrome of deficiency of both yin and yang. Once a clear differentiation is made, the treatment can be given according to the syndrome that has been determined.

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