Chinese Medicine, which complete name is the Traditional Chinese Medical Science, is the medical science of ancient Han Nationality which another name is Huaxia. This medical science had a long history of 4300 years since Yandi who was a heroic chief of Huaxia’s tribes’ alliance as Huangdi tasted herbs.
The theory system of Chinese Medicine is based on the ancient Chinese philosophical theories of Yin-Yang which are two basic opposites of all things, Five Elements including wood, fire, earth, metal and water, Jing-Qi which are regarded as the world origins. Watching, listening, asking and touching are methods of disease diagnosing in Chinese Medicine. Chinese medicines, which are used to cure diseases in Chinese Medicine, are mainly from herbs and other plants. The others are from animals, minerals, and so on.
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