✵The TCM Therapeutics are majorly composed of the princiles of TCM treatment and the Methods of treatment.
Principles of TCM treatment are the principles of traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of diseases, including treatment principles and methods. Starting from the holism concept, under the guidance of the theory of Yin and Yang, and the Five Elements, analyze and summarize what the four diagnoses have obtained. Syndrome differentiation is made, and then formulate corresponding treatment principles and methods according to the conditions. Principles are the basis for prescriptions and medications, and the content is rich. It has played an active instructive role in the prevention and treatment of diseases for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese medicine has a set of relatively complete and systematic treatment principles and theories. For example, if there is no disease then disease prevention is recommended, treating disease from the root, the treatment needs to distinguish the fundamental and the incidental, routine treatment and contrary treatment, and the treatment methods evolved from the principle of treating the disease and seeking the root cause, different treatment for the same disease, and the same treatment for different disease. And need to follow the principles supporting the healthy and eliminating the evil, suited to time, place and person. It plays an important instructive role in treatment.
The princiles of TCM treatment are mainly:syndrome differentiation, cause determination and treatment, holistic conception, suited to person, suited to time, place and person, different treatment for the same disease, same treatment for different disease, treating disease from the root, treating the fundamental and the incidental, preventive treatment, supporting the healthy and eliminating the evil, dispel the evil with support for the healthy, etc.
Methods of Treatment:Introduction
The Methods of treatment in TCM are known briefly as three principal therapeutic methods and eight principal therapeutic methods.
Methods of Treatment:Diaphoretic Therapy(Exterior-Releasing Therapy)
The diaphoretic therapy is one of the eight principla therapeutic methods used for relieving exterior syndromes, also known as exterior-releasing therapy, a general term for dispelling pathogenic factors from the exterior of the body, commonly used in the treatment of exterior syndromes.
Methods of Treatment:Emesis
The Emesis is also known as emetic method, one of the eight principal therapeutic methods used to expel noxious substances(such as retained phlegm, undigested food or toxic substances) by using emetics or mechanical stimulation to induce vomiting.
Methods of Treatment:Purgation
The Purgation is also known as purgative therapy, one of the eight principal therapeutic methods used to relieve constipation, remove stagnation of food or blood, and expel internal heat and excessive fluid through the bowels, also known as purgation.
Methods of Treatment:Harmonization
The Harmonization, is therapy involving the administering of herbs with regulatory or intermediary action to restore normal correlation between the internal viscera or eliminate pathogenic factors from the part between the exterior and interior of the body, also known as harmonizing therapy.
Methods of Treatment:Heat Reduction
The Heat Reduction is also known as Heat-clearing therapy, one of the eight principal therapeutic methods by administering herbs of cool or cold nature to treat fire or heat syndromes, also known as (heat-)clearing therapy, the heat-clearing therapy is a general term for therapeutic methods for treating various kinds of heat syndromes, also abbreviated as clearing therapy.
Methods of Treatment:Warming
The Warming is also known as warming therapy, is one of the eight principal therapeutic methods in which warming herbs are used for treating cold syndromes, also known as cold-dispelling therapy.
Methods of Treatment:Resolution
The Resolution is also known as resolving method, one of the eight principal therapeutic methods for removing retained food and mass due to stagnation of Qi and blood with digestants or resolvents.
Methods of Treatment:Tonification
The Tonification is also known as tonic therapy, a general term for the methods of treating various deficiency syndromes by using tonics, one of the eight principal therapeutic methods.