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What is East Asian Medicine?
East Asian Medicine – also known as Chinese Medicine or Traditional Oriental Medicine – employs a holistic theory in which the physical, emotional, and psychospiritual aspects of the self are one and the same. To achieve health and wellness, all aspects of a person must be in harmony with no separation between an individual’s physical and mental health. Each person is unique in his or her genetic makeup, life experiences, personality, and lifestyle, and each treatment in Chinese Medicine is specifically tailored to that individual. Multiple treatment modalities are used to achieve this goal.
What can East Asian Medicine treat?
Chinese medicine is a comprehensive medical system that has been in existence for thousands of years. It is the longest recorded medical history in the world, with case studies and instructional texts dating back to before the Common Era. Times have changed, but the human body has not. Although the natural environment now includes many modern conveniences and amenities and we are less likely to die of health hazards due to sanitation, for example, we are more likely to develop chronic illnesses that decrease quality of life. One of the fundamental aspects of Oriental medicine is to find that balance between good living and a long and healthy life. Finding that pivotal point for each individual is what we do at Evolve Health + Wellness.
There are many different facets to Chinese medicine, developed over time via different disciplines. One such avenue was through the practice of martial arts. With that said, Chinese medicine is extremely effective for acute trauma and chronic pain syndromes in both ameliorating pain and promoting proper healing. Oriental medicine effectively treats sports medicine injuries and orthopedic conditions such as pain, inflammation, sprains and strains, sciatica, non-healing bone fractures, and various kinds of arthritis.
Another branch of Chinese medicine stems from epidemiology, and the treatment of early stage illnesses like colds and flu. Chinese medicine offers excellent alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs, especially for individuals with certain sensitivities—such as pregnant women or children, or those with weakened immune systems. Long-term use of some medications can compromise the body’s normal response and healing mechanisms. Oriental medicine has been shown to be a safe and effective way to moderate these unwanted side effects and/or attenuate the therapeutic effect of some drugs. One such example is the use of Chinese medicine in supporting chemotherapy treatment.
East Asian medical theory posits that there is no separation between the mind, body, and spirit, so it is essential to note that treatment of the body results in treatment of the psycho-emotional self as well. This is one reason why acupuncture and herbs can successfully affect such illnesses as depression, addiction, and anxiety.