Allergic Rhinitis: Help From Chinese Medicine

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Author: Yang Qinghua; Carl Stimson;
Language: English
Page: 133
Publication Date: 07/2010
ISBN: 711711617X
Publisher: People's Medical Publishing House
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Clear explanations of the basics of Chinese medical theory
Step-by-step guide to what is involved in Chinese medicine treatment
Lifestyle instructions on diet, exercise, and at-home therapies
Introduction to the various therapies used in Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, herbalmedicine, tui na(massage), and others
Clear writing and informative illustrations that make it easy to grasp
For patients with allergic rhinitis, Chinese medicine canprovide extraordinary results. Not only can it improvesymptoms, but it may help reduce or even eliminate theneed for pharmaceuticals. It is our hope that this book willhelp you take the first step towards a new and better way tohealth.

This clear and thorough book, designedespecially for those with Allergic Rhinitis,introduces the basics of Chinese medicine,describes treatment methods used, giveshelpful advice on diet and exercise, andtakes you step-by-step through what beingunder the care of Chinese medicine willinvolve. This is not merely a text to helpyou understand an ancient healing art, but amanual which will prove useful to you oneach step of your journey back to health.

About Author
Yang Qinghua, Master of Medical Science, studied acupuncture at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.Presently, Doctor Yang is working in theacupuncture department of the HealthPalace Hospital. Doctor Yang has pursuedacademic excellence and clinical expertisein Chinese Medicine. For many years shestudied alongside the famous Chinesemedicine professor Huang Jian-jun. Shehas accumulated a great amount of experience in the clinic and is considered anexpert acupuncturist. Doctor Yang focuseson treating Allergic Rhinitis. During herthree year graduate study, Doctor Yangparticipated in the allergic rhinitisresearch of XUEDIAN, managed by theAdministration of Traditional ChineseMedicine in China.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why Chinese Medicine?
Differences Between Chinese Medicine and Biomedicine Characteristics of Chinese Medicine
Basic Concepts of Chinese Medicine
Chapter 2 How to Understand Allergic Rhinitis?
1. Essence, Qi, Blood, and Body Fluids
2. Organs in Chinese Medicine
3. Lung, Spleen, Kidney, and Their Relationships
Allergic Rhinitis in Chinese Medicine
1. The Causes and Diagnosis of Allergic Rhinitis
2. Chinese Medicine Treatment for Allergic Diseases
Chapter 3 How to Prevent Allergic Rhinitis
Dietary Therapy
1. The Meaning of Food Therapy
2. The Principles of Food Therapy
3. Dietary Recipes
Qi Gong Therapy
Chapter 4 How Does Chinese Medicine Treat Allergic Rhinitis?
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapies
1. Needling and Moxibustion
2. Acupoint Locations
3. Topical Application Directly Over Acupoints
Chinese Medicinals
1. Deficiency of Lungs and Kidneys
2. Qi Deficiency of Lungs and Spleen
3. Qi Deficiency of Lungs
4. External Applications
Tui Na (Massage)
Cupping Method
Chapter 5 Miscellaneous
Case Studies
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TCM does not seek the precise pathogens which caused an illness - huntingfor the particular bacteria, virus, fungusor parasite. So how do these therapiescure illness? To answer this question, firstyou must know how TCM understandsthe human body. People are a part of nature, but are still independent of nature.Acupuncturists see the body as a transportation network: they must clear roadswhen congested and maintain the roadsso traffic can flow properly. For the qigong therapist, they see the body as anintegral part of a living energy-filled universe. They work to adjust things throughbreathing right and exercises when thereexists an overabundance or deficiency ofenergy. For herbal remedies, ancient herbalists noticed that sometimes when a plantpart resembled a specific organ in thebody, that herb could be used to remedythe corresponding organ. For example, abrain shaped food like walnut was said toincrease mental capacity. Sometimes biomedicine verifies these ancient observations and in the case of the walnut, it doeshave a high concentration of essential fattyacids and compounds shown to preserveand protect vascular and brain function.Thousands of other herbal combinationswere tested and observed over centuriesof clinical experience. Many were common foods which, upon eating for solong, were seen to produce certain effects,whether positive or negative.

Chinese medicine has two meanings: the broad meaning refersto the traditional medicines createdby working people of all ethnicgroups in historical China, including "Tibetan medicine," "Mongolian medicine," and many othermedicines of the minority populations. The narrow meaning pointsonly to the traditional medicinecreated by the majority Han nationality in China. What we usually call"Chinese medicine," and what weuse in this text, refers to this narrower sense.
Traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) is one of the few traditionalmedicines in the world which is notonly still used today, but is actuallygrowing in use - and in some areaslike the United States, growing morequickly than any other type of medicines. It is the ideological productof ancient Chinese people observingthe human body and fighting diseases,and it is also an extension of Chinese culture and philosophy. It took thousandsof years of experiences and theoreticalknowledge fighting human diseases, forthis to gradually develop into a completemature system of medicine. TCM is basedon the concept of holism. On the onehand, it focuses on relationships betweenpsychology and physiology, and the hu-man body and nature, thus it is concernedmore about the patient as a whole ratherthan focusing on the disease as a separateentity from the patient. Both TCM andbiomedicine theories believe in physiological homeostasis - that a body in balanceis healthy and when the body is out ofbalance it becomes unhealthy or diseased.
Allergic Rhinitis: Help From Chinese Medicine