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I am currently an acupuncturist in my own clinc and a holder of diplomas of Oriental Medical Doctor and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). I got my B.S. of Chinese Materia Medica, M.S. of Medicine, Ph.D. of Natural Product Medicine in China, then trained as a post-doctoral research scientist in Columbia University in New York. I was a professor of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, an AvH research fellow in Dusseldorf University in Germany, a professor in South California University of Health Science in the U.S., and the editor and author of the book: Traditional Herbal Medicine Research Methods-Identification, Analysis, Bioassay, and Pharmacological and Clinical Studies (In English, contracted with John Wiley & Sons, will be published in January 2011). I enjoy to spent time to explore all aspects related to health and illness and to be challenged with diseases or symptoms that allopathic and other doctors failed to treat or relieve. I like to combine the knowledge of traditional and modern medicine in the treatment. Please drag down for the content!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holism is the most important characteristic of Chinese medicine

The concept of holism in Traditioanl Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers the various parts of the human body as an organic whole, emphasizing the coordination of the internal organs among each other and the harmony of the human body with the external environment.

TCM believes the human body is a complex network of connections, made up of channels and collaterals, which cover the neuroendocrine-immune  network and circulatory (blood and lymphatic) systems in modern science. These networks not only connect the internal organs, but also control their functions through Qi and  blood. Through these connection, the dysfunction of an organ may impact the functions of other organs. Therefore, treatments with Chinese medicine and acupuncture are based on this concept.     

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