The View of Tobacco in Chinese Medicine

Jing

– Tobacco was introduced in China in 1575. – The Zhen Nan Ben Cao (Ming) concludes that tobacco is pungent in taste, hot and toxic without any medicinal effect. – The Ben Cao Cong Xin says “People nowadays inhale smoke down to the throat: this damages Blood and the voice.” – Emperor Chong Zhen (Ming) … Read More

Chinese Medicine Clinical Tip of the Day

Geriatrics

When treating the elderly, we should not over-emphasize Kidney deficiency. Yes, most elderly people (though not all) will suffer from some form of Kidney deficiency but the most serious diseases of the elderly are caused by Phlegm, Blood stasis and internal Wind. These three pathogenic factors play a role in the pathology of stroke, coronary … Read More