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  1. Traditional Traditional Chinese Medicine Chinese Medicine Steve Steve Jackowicz Steve Jackowicz Steve Jackowicz M Ac Jackowicz, , M.Ac M Ac Ph D M.Ac., Ph.D., ., Ph.D., Ph D L.Ac L.Ac. . Note: Click your mouse or arrow keys to advance the slides. To exit full ‐ screen mode, hit your Esc key.

  2. What is Traditional Chinese What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? Medicine? di i di i � Traditional Chinese Medicine is more properly called Traditional Chinese Medicine is more properly called Traditional East Asian Medicine. Traditional East Asian Medicine. � T.E.A.M. was the primary medical model of all of East Asia T.E.A.M. was the primary medical model of all of East Asia for the past four thousand years. for the past four thousand years. � It is the longest continuously practiced form of primary It is the longest continuously practiced form of primary care medicine in the world. care medicine in the world. � Today it is gaining popularity worldwide. Today it is gaining popularity worldwide.

  3. Traditional East Asian Medicine Traditional East Asian Medicine Traditional East Asian Medicine Traditional East Asian Medicine � Was practiced in the countries defined by the Was practiced in the countries defined by the “Sinitic Sinitic Sphere” Sphere” – the countries that adopted the countries that adopted some form of Confucianism some form of Confucianism f f f C f C f f i i i i � � China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam � Has four major parts, called the “Four Pillars” Has four major parts, called the “Four Pillars” � � Acupuncture and Acupuncture and Moxibustion Moxibustion � � Herbs and Diet � � Herbs and Diet Herbs and Diet Herbs and Diet � � Physical Manipulation Physical Manipulation � � Breathing Exercises Breathing Exercises

  4. Acupuncture and Acupuncture and Moxibustion Acupuncture and Acupuncture and Moxibustion Moxibustion Moxibustion � Acupuncture Acupuncture � � The use of nine traditional tools on the surface of the body to The use of nine traditional tools on the surface of the body to change the state of health change the state of health � Moxibustion Moxibustion � � The The burnig burnig of “ of “Moxa Moxa” ( ” (artemesia artemesia vulgaris vulgaris / / mugwort mugwort) on the ) on the skin to change the state of health skin to change the state of health � Both of these methods work on a bio Both of these methods work on a bio ‐ feedback system feedback system that links the surface to the interior of the body that links the surface to the interior of the body

  5. Acupuncture Acupuncture Acupuncture Acupuncture � Acupuncture involves the use of tools on the skin Acupuncture involves the use of tools on the skin � Some of the tools are needles that penetrate the skin � Some of the tools are needles that penetrate the skin Some of the tools are needles that penetrate the skin Some of the tools are needles that penetrate the skin � Other tools pull the skin, or depress the skin Other tools pull the skin, or depress the skin

  6. Acupuncture Research Acupuncture Research Acupuncture Research Acupuncture Research � Acupuncture has become the subject of many research studies Acupuncture has become the subject of many research studies in the modern day in the modern day � The World Health Organization has endorsed acupuncture for The World Health Organization has endorsed acupuncture for the treatment of seventeen major health concerns, from back the treatment of seventeen major health concerns, from back pain to cancer to HIV/Aids pain to cancer to HIV/Aids � One study in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s One study in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Archives of Internal Medicine Archives of Internal Medicine in 2007 denoted that after 10 in 2007 denoted that after 10 acupuncture visits patients with back pain of an average of 8 acupuncture visits patients with back pain of an average of 8 acupuncture visits patients with back pain of an average of 8 acupuncture visits patients with back pain of an average of 8 years’ duration reported 47.6% improvement, compared with a years’ duration reported 47.6% improvement, compared with a 27.4% improvement from the control group who received 27.4% improvement from the control group who received Western medicine for back pain Western medicine for back pain p

  7. Moxibustion Moxibustion Moxibustion Moxibustion � Moxibustion Moxibustion is actually older than acupuncture, and has is actually older than acupuncture, and has been used historically for many health concerns been used historically for many health concerns � In Japan In Japan moxibustion moxibustion therapy is so developed that it therapy is so developed that it actually has a separate license structure from acupuncture actually has a separate license structure from acupuncture

  8. Moxibustion Moxibustion Research Moxibustion Moxibustion Research Research Research � Moxibustion Moxibustion has also been the subject of modern research. has also been the subject of modern research. � In a 1998 study published in the � In a 1998 study published in the In a 1998 study published in the Journal of the American In a 1998 study published in the Journal of the American Journal of the American Journal of the American Medical Association , 75% of the pregnant women in the Medical Association , 75% of the pregnant women in the study had breech fetuses that turned in the normal study had breech fetuses that turned in the normal position with position with moxibustion i i i i i h i h moxibustion therapy. ib ib i i therapy. h h � In a 2007 study reported in the journal In a 2007 study reported in the journal Acupuncture in Acupuncture in Medicine demonstrated relief of osteoarthritis pain in rats Medicine M di i M di i d d demonstrated relief of osteoarthritis pain in rats d d li f f li f f h i i h i i i i i i following following moxibustion moxibustion therapy therapy

  9. Herbs and Diet Herbs and Diet Herbs and Diet Herbs and Diet � Herbs Herbs � � Herbal medicines actually include plants, minerals, and Herbal medicines actually include plants, minerals, and animal products animal products � � Herbs are used to alter the body’s metabolism, alleviate Herbs are used to alter the body’s metabolism, alleviate p pain, and cure disease p pain, and cure disease , , � Diet Diet � � T.E.A.M. Diet Therapy is based on creating functional change � � T.E.A.M. Diet Therapy is based on creating functional change T.E.A.M. Diet Therapy is based on creating functional change T.E.A.M. Diet Therapy is based on creating functional change in the state of health not on the biochemistry of foods in the state of health not on the biochemistry of foods

  10. Herbs Herbs Herbs Herbs � Herbs are similar to pharmaceuticals in that they are used for Herbs are similar to pharmaceuticals in that they are used for the short term to alter the state of health the short term to alter the state of health � Approximately 60% of Western medicines are derived from plant � Approximately 60% of Western medicines are derived from plant Approximately 60% of Western medicines are derived from plant Approximately 60% of Western medicines are derived from plant sources sources � There have been many studies of the efficacy of herbs for severe There have been many studies of the efficacy of herbs for severe health concerns. health concerns. � In September 2008, the National Center for Complementary and In September 2008, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has awarded $6 million to create Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has awarded $6 million to create th C th C the Center for Herbal Research on Colorectal Cancer. Researchers at the Center for Herbal Research on Colorectal Cancer. Researchers at t t f f H H b l R b l R h h C l C l t l C t l C R R h h t t the center will study the anti ‐ tumor effects of different the center will study the anti tumor effects of different preparations of the herbs American ginseng ( preparations of the herbs American ginseng ( Panax Panax quinquefolius quinquefolius), ), and and notoginseng notoginseng (Panax g g g g ( Panax notoginseng notoginseng). g g g g) ).

  11. Diet Diet Diet Diet � Asian medicine has used diet therapy since its inception Asian medicine has used diet therapy since its inception � Foods are ideal � Foods are ideal Foods are ideal medicinals Foods are ideal medicinals medicinals since the body does not medicinals since the body does not since the body does not since the body does not develop a tolerance for them develop a tolerance for them � The T E A M approach to diet therapy is based on � The T.E.A.M. approach to diet therapy is based on The T E A M approach to diet therapy is based on The T.E.A.M. approach to diet therapy is based on common sense long term changes to the individual’s common sense long term changes to the individual’s intake, not short term fad approaches intake, not short term fad approaches

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