Saturday, November 28, 2009

What little I know about Chinese medicine

I have been a Zhong Yi (Chinese Medicine) student for a year before I stopped for lack of time to continue pursuing the course. It really opened my eyes to the world of Chinese medicine. From what I was exposed to, I learnt that Chinese medicine adopts a holistic approach in the treatment of diseases.

To be good in Chinese medicine one has to master the five elements, namely metal, wood, water, fire and earth and their relationships. The balance of yin and yang is stressed too. I forgot most of what I have been taught but I know that these Chinese physicians are really doing a job in alleviating the suffering of their patients in their peculiar ways.

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