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Taiwanese medicines


By Chad Ryan


In 2014, Taiwan's population was around about exactly the same as Australia's2. In 2020, Australia has an estimated population of 25.5 million; Taiwan, an estimated population of 23.8 million1. Immigration aside, Taiwan's population growth rate is curbed du…

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Chinese medicine motion picture links 中醫電影鏈接

The Science of Acupuncture BBC Documentary (2013) with professor Kathy Sykes of Bristol University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D53UwyJWa3w


The Barefoot Doctors of Rural China 赤脚医生合作医疗 (1975) directed by Diane Li of the United States of America, and filmed in Běijīng: https://www.youtube.co…

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The ‘Yīn-yáng’ and ‘Five Movements’ Theories, and their Application in Chinese Medicine

The ‘Yīn-yáng’ and ‘Five Movements’ Theories, and their Application in Chinese Medicine

By Chad Ryan

 

Yīn and Yáng

Yīn and yáng are the two parts of a summarisation of universal opposing aspects of phenomena. Yáng is the aspect to which notions such as above, outside, dayti…

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Le Teorie di ‘Yīn-yáng’ e ‘Cinque Movimenti’, e le loro Applicazioni nella Medicina Cinese

Le Teorie di ‘Yīn-yáng’ e ‘Cinque Movimenti’, e le loro Applicazioni nella Medicina Cinese

di Chad Ryan

 

Yīn e Yáng

Yīn e yáng sono le due parte di un compendio degli aspetti opposti universali dei fenomeni. Yáng è l’aspetto di cui sono classificate le nozioni di sopra di, …

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Decocting Chinese Herbs, Herb Doses, & Traditional Unit Conversion Rates

Decocting Chinese Herbs, Herb Doses, & Traditional Unit Conversion Rates

By Chad Ryan

Decocting Chinese Herbs

Boiling raw herbs into a decoction is a potent, easily digestible and aesthetically pleasing way to enjoy your herbal medicine. On the other hand, it takes time, and fuel; and it ta…

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Ten Sino-Vegetables & their Therapeutic Outline

Ten Sino-Vegetables & their Therapeutic Outline

By Chad Ryan

The world contains a large number of plant life and edible plant life, although only a minority of that array in existence regularly finds its way into our diets. So for those considering adding some variety to their dishes, why not …

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Evidence of Effectiveness of Acupuncture

Acupuncture had shown positive effect, of level 1 evidence with the National Health and Medical Research Council standard, for chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis pain of the knee, chronic tension-type and chronic episodic headache, the prevention of migraine, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomit…

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Characters of the Physique

Characters of the Physique - by Chad Ryan

The names of acupuncture points could be said to hold useful significance towards informing point selection when providing a treatment. So what are the characters which have so come to identify the landmarks of the physique on which they lie, and the po…

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'The Tibetan System of Medicine' - Article Based on Interview with Barry Clark

The Tibetan System of Medicine

By Chad Ryan

Tibetan medicine, “whilst for sheer scope and breadth, … globally does not really compete with Chinese medicine” (Clark, 2017), it has persisted and found its “niche” (Clark, 2017) since surviving the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1968. Today there are …

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How To Remember the Circadian Rhythm of Qi

Chad Ryan, August 2017

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