What conditions can Traditional Chinese Medicine help?
Updated: Oct 25, 2019
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine have their own adwantages. But among some common diseases, there are several groups that Traditional Chinese Medicine can help more.
1. Allergic diseases
Eczema, urticaria, rhinitis, are generally caused by dysfunction of immune system. As the immune system works on the whole body, it is difficult for the western drugs to find a targeted point. Being treated by only suppressing the immune function, conditions may relapse once the drugs are not taken any longer. The treatment of TCM, however, such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, can simply work on the whole immune system through recovering the dynamic balance of the energy. That will be more effective to treat this kind of problems.
Gynecological diseases are often caused by the disorder of hormoe secretion.Hormones work with each other as an complicated holistic system. Problems cannot simply be settled by managing one or two hormones. The overall adjustment of hormones in human body is one of the big advantages of TCM treatments. In TCM, gynecological conditions are mostly connected with the function of liver and kidney. Through soothing liver energy and tonify kidney energy, TCM practitioners can regulate the hormone level on the whole.
3. Digestive system diseases
It is believed in TCM that the spleen is responsible for managing the lifting of body energy and stomach is responsible for managing the descending of body energy. Then the circle movement of energy can keep the normal function of human digestive system. With the help of TCM, some chronic spleen and stomach ailments, such as gastritis, abdominal distension, long time loose stool can all be resolved properly.
4. Respiratory diseases
There is a popular saying: " You can recover from a cold in a week, no matter treat it or not.” However, after recovering from a cold, you may still suffer from cough, tonsillitis, bronchitis, or other chronic infections of respiratory system. Even antibiotics are commonly applied for such conditions, more and more people prefer to choose alternative treatment to avoid the side effect of antibiotics. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can quell the chronic infection by changing the internal environment of the body.
Although some people who are easy to get tired and suffer from dizzyness, stress, bad sleep, etc., are often unable to acquire specific diagnosis from their Western Medicine doctors, they can still visit a TCM doctor to treat all these functional problems and to prevent the occurrence of more serious conditions.