Is traditional Chinese medicine “omnipotent” or “impossible” in treating diseases?


From the perspective of Chinese people, there are two major choices for medical treatment. One is that most people look for modern medicine, and the other is that some people look for traditional Chinese medicine. In many administrative regions above the county level, there are both modern hospitals and traditional Chinese medicine hospitals. It stands to reason that where to go to see a doctor and who to treat is a personal choice of the patient. However, some people believe that seeking traditional Chinese medicine and using traditional Chinese medicine is unreliable. Traditional Chinese medicine cannot cure diseases and will cause problems. Some people also firmly believe that traditional Chinese medicine can treat diseases. It has a unique advantage and can find cures for all diseases, making it a panacea.

The focus is whether traditional Chinese medicine cures diseases or kills people, is it useful or useless, should it be supported or rejected? Requires true-false and multiple-choice questions.

Modern medicine is only about 300 years old since its origin, while traditional Chinese medicine has a history of more than 3,000 years. However, in terms of achievements, recognition, protection, status, etc., modern medicine has a huge advantage over traditional Chinese medicine. To be honest, in terms of age, Chinese medicine can be regarded as the grandfather of modern medicine, but in terms of application, Chinese medicine needs to be a student of modern medicine.

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Is traditional Chinese medicine "omnipotent" or "impossible" in treating diseases?

1. From the effect point of view, it is the relationship between the crowing of the rooster and the dawn and the tengu eating the moon. Whether the rooster crows or not, and whether the ancients beat the gong or not, does not affect the outcome. In the past, curing diseases relied on human immunity and self-healing. force.

2. From the perspective of security, the life span of ancient people was generally short. Until the 1950s, the average life span was only 40 years old. In ancient times, experts in traditional Chinese medicine gathered in the royal palace, but the royal family generally had short lifespans, which shows that traditional Chinese medicine is of little use.

3. In terms of ingredients, modern Chinese patent medicines can cure diseases because chemical drugs are added to the formula. What really works is the chemical drugs, not various medicinal materials.

4. From the perspective of trust, some people who are recognized as famous old Chinese doctors and masters of Chinese medicine abandon Chinese medicine when they get sick and use modern medical methods such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, perfusion, etc. to treat diseases, which is shocking.

5. From the perspective of qualifications, there are migrant workers who are illiterate, unemployed uncles who cannot find a job, uncles who cannot speak clearly and are suspected of being mentally ill, beggars who feel miserable even if they can’t get money, and retired aunts who are too busy with nothing to do. , can transform into famous doctors and miracle doctors, and save people from fire and water.

So, is the traditional Chinese medicine born among the people, the unique traditional Chinese medicine, really useless? How does Chinese medicine treat diseases?

Putting aside the history of ancient Chinese medicine, the inheritance of modern Chinese medicine, and the transformation and application of Chinese medicine in Japan, South Korea and other countries, let’s talk about the core issue of “Chinese medicine treatment”.

Chinese medicine and traditional Chinese medicine all come from practice and summary. The origin of traditional Chinese medicine, considered from a modern perspective, actually originated from “illegal medical practice”, and medicinal materials are all-encompassing, including insects, soil, rocks, grass roots and bark, all of which can be used as medicine. Even feces and urine are medicinal materials. It seems incredible to modern people. What’s even more “scary” is that in the past, there was no animal testing of traditional Chinese medicine in practice. Direct testing of medicines on humans to determine whether they could be used, whether they were toxic, and the dosage was completely a matter of luck.

Traditional Chinese medicine treatments are currently mostly used in decoctions, acupuncture, cupping, health preservation, blending, diet therapy, exercise, massage, etc. There are 8 methods for comprehensive treatment and syndrome differentiation based on inspection, smell, inquiry, and pulse diagnosis, and tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis.

1. The sweating method is used to expel evil spirits from the body, relieve external syndromes, unblock lung qi, and can treat ringworm, rubella, eczema and other diseases.

4. The harmonization method is used to harmonize the whole body and restore the functions of the organs. In fact, it is to find the balance point of a certain disease and adjust the surplus and deficit.

5. Warming method is used for cold pathogenic diseases in the meridians and internal organs. It can dispel cold, restore yang, unblock the meridians, and warm the body. It is effective for symptoms of yang deficiency.

6. The clearing method is used to treat internal heat syndrome. Commonly said methods such as clearing away heat and detoxifying, clearing away heat and purging fire are the practical applications of the clearing method. The clearing method is used for heat syndrome.

7. The elimination method is used to eliminate food stagnation or eliminate pimples and dissipate stagnation. The elimination method is considered for problems such as food accumulation, nodules, polyps, and hyperplasia that are common in modern times.

8. Tonic methods are used to replenish deficiency syndromes. There are different tonic methods for various deficiencies of qi, blood, yin and yang. Tonic methods are usually combined with other treatments.

1. Traditional Chinese medicine, whether used alone or in combination, exerts a “combination punch” effect through its active ingredients. The number of compounds in a prescription ranges from hundreds to thousands. Current methods cannot detect which one hits and takes effect. .

2. The effects of traditional Chinese medicine can be explained by the concept of “equivalent component groups”. This is recognized by most people. The components have multi-link, multi-pathway, multi-level, multi-dimensional non-linearity. The three main effects of traditional Chinese medicine on the human body are: Regulatory system: Neuromodulation, hormone regulation, and body fluid regulation have direct effects, and there are many corresponding drugs.

However, traditional Chinese medicine is still a way of treating diseases and an attitude towards life, and it also has its own shortcomings. Some medical records and treatment methods are erroneous generalizations, and some are not scientific methods. What we have to do is to eliminate the dross and select the essence, discard the false and retain the true. Copy it.

Therefore, when treating diseases with traditional Chinese medicine, we cannot say “absolutely impossible” and maintain sufficient respect for unknown fields; nor can we say “omnipotent” and be arrogant and boastful. The key to traditional Chinese medicine is to use it in the right way, to treat the symptoms, and to take it according to the doctor’s instructions, which is the safe way.

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