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chinese medicines

Chinese Medicines

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

origins of chinese herbs
Origins of Chinese Herbs

By Cathy Frey

  • A Chinese herb shop
aloe vera
Aloe Vera (蘆薈)

By Cathy Frey

  • Aloe grows in the arid regions of the Old World.
chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum (菊花)

By Cathy Frey

  • The significance of the chrysanthemum to the East is like the rose to the West
ficus
Ficus (無花果屬)
  • Originated from the tropics of the Old World

By Cathy Frey

hibiscus
Hibiscus (芙蓉)
  • Hibiscus is a group of herbs, shrubs, and trees.

By Cathy Frey

tigers
Tigers (老虎)
  • Currently: practitioners refuse to use tiger bones

By Tiffany Kyu

musk deer
Musk Deer (香獐子)
  • Part used: musk (greasy secretion found in glandular sac)

By Tiffany Kyu

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

By Tiffany Kyu

black bear
Black Bear (黑熊)
  • Part used: bear bile (fluid secreted by liver)

By Tiffany Kyu

seahorse
Seahorse (海馬)
  • About 90 health and medicine products contain seahorse

By Tiffany Kyu

chinese massage
Chinese Massage
  • Two types of Massage
    • Tui Na
    • ZhiYa

By Helen Nguyen

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

By Helen Nguyen

zhi ya
Zhi Ya
  • Based on acupressure

By Helen Nguyen

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

By Helen Nguyen

principle of massage
Principle of Massage
  • body has a network of pathways that transport qi and blood

By: Helen Nguyen

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

By Amy Tran

theories about acupuncture
Theories About Acupuncture
  • By inserting the needle into a certain pressure point, it is said to unblock the qi (energy)

By Amy Tran

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

By Amy Tran

fire cupping
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

slide21
Ear
  • believed to be the greatest “key to the body”.

By: Amy Tran

works cited
Works Cited
  • www.drshen.com/chinesemedicineorigin.htm
  • www.logoi.com/notes/chinese_medicine.html
  • http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/2007/10/traditional-chinese-medicine-and-endangered-animals/
  • http://tcm.health-info.org/tuina/tcm-tuina-massage.htm        
  • http://www.massageangels.com/articles/types_of_massage.html
  • Chinese Medicinal Herbs by Wee Yeow Chin & Hsuan Keng