Are you into Chinese medicine?
September 7, 2007 1:52am CST
More and more people are using an alternative therapy instead of, or in addition to, Western medical treatments for their conditions. Among these therapies are acupuncture and other Chinese-medicine practices that have been used for more than 3,000 years. Ancient Chinese healers envisioned the body as a garden in which the vital energy force, called "wei chi", acts as a natural immune system to keep everything in healthy harmony. They described the "wei chi" as a corps of trillions of tiny groundskeepers who knew exactly how to protect healthy growth and repel harmful intruders. Do you believe in Chinese Medicine like Herbals or Acupunctures? Does it really help you? :-)
• Hong Kong
25 Nov 07
Yes, I'm taking a 2 year certificate course on Chinese medicine. The art itself is very interesting. It divides the organs into different elements, lung is metal, heart is fire, liver is wood, kidney is water, spleen is earth. And it focuses on balancing the Yin and Yang of human bodies. Think of "wei chi" is the team spirit/morale of body's immune system, then it would sound less odd. Herbs are nice, Germany doctors use them since long ago too. For acupunctures, I have some doubt. I think it's punishing the body for its disobedience ...