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Chinese Medicines

By Amy Tran, Cathy Frey, Helen Nguyen and Tiffany Kyu

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Origins of Chinese Herbs

By Cathy Frey

  • A Chinese herb shop

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Aloe Vera (蘆薈)

By Cathy Frey

  • Aloe grows in the arid regions of the Old World.

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Chrysanthemum (菊花)

By Cathy Frey

  • The significance of the chrysanthemum to the East is like the rose to the West

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Ficus (無花果屬)

  • Originated from the tropics of the Old World

    By Cathy Frey

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Hibiscus (芙蓉)

  • Hibiscus is a group of herbs, shrubs, and trees.

    By Cathy Frey

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Tigers (老虎)

  • Currently: practitioners refuse to use tiger bones

    By Tiffany Kyu

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Musk Deer (香獐子)

  • Part used: musk (greasy secretion found in glandular sac)

    By Tiffany Kyu

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Rhinoceros (犀牛)

  • Part used: decocted rhinoceros horn (boiled rhinoceros horn)

    By Tiffany Kyu

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Black Bear (黑熊)

  • Part used: bear bile (fluid secreted by liver)

    By Tiffany Kyu

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Seahorse (海馬)

  • About 90 health and medicine products contain seahorse

    By Tiffany Kyu

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Chinese Massage

  • Two types of Massage

    • Tui Na

    • ZhiYa

      By Helen Nguyen

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Tui Na

  • Hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles to bring the body to balance

    By Helen Nguyen

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Zhi Ya

  • Based on acupressure

    By Helen Nguyen

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Gua Sha

  • “To scrape away disease by allowing the disease to escape as sandy-looking objects through the skin”

    By Helen Nguyen

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Principle of Massage

  • body has a network of pathways that transport qi and blood

    By: Helen Nguyen

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  • The procedure of inserting and manipulating filiform needles into various points on the body

    By Amy Tran

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Theories About Acupuncture

  • By inserting the needle into a certain pressure point, it is said to unblock the qi (energy)

    By Amy Tran

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Traditional Diagnosis

  • In order to diagnose the patient the acupuncturist asks questions based on "patterns of disharmony"

    By Amy Tran

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Fire Cupping (拔罐)

  • Cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a relative vacuum next to the patient's skin

    By Amy Tran

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  • believed to be the greatest “key to the body”.

    By: Amy Tran

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Works Cited






  • Chinese Medicinal Herbs by Wee Yeow Chin & Hsuan Keng