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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Brief Introduction of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Materia Medica refers to drugs used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is the special drugs in traditional Chinese medicine. According to the processing technology, Chinese Mete ria Medica is divided into Chinese patent medicine and Chinese herbal medicine. Drugs that the Chinese medicine uses are usually plants.
History of Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Chinese people's process of fighting with the disease for thousands of years, rich medical knowledge was gradually accumulated through the practice and understanding. Because scripts were not popular in Taigu period, those knowledge could only be passed by apprentice dictation. After scripts appeared, those knowledge were written down and medicine books came into being. These medicine books made those experiences spread and promote.
Taboos of Taking Chinese Medicine
Taboos of taking Chinese medicine are mainly classified into four kinds:
1. Incompatibility of traditional Chinese medicine: some drugs in the formula could have bad relationships which would reduce the drug function or cause side effects. And those drugs are not allowed to use together.
2. Taboos of drugs for pregnant women: These taboos are to prevent the harmful fetal movements and abortion. Pregnant women usually have poor tolerance on great cold and hot and the large toxicity of drugs, so they must not be allowed to take the related drugs.
3. Food taboos during taking Chinese medicine: Avoid eating some food to avoid the interfering factors and improve efficacy while taking Chinese medicine. For example, medication for chronic diseases should avoid cold dish while the febrile diseases should avoid spicy and rich food. Skin diseases should avoid fish, shrimp, goose meat and spicy dishes.
4. Decoction taboo for the night take.
Taboos are not absolute for everyone. It should be different from person to person, from disease to disease. Especially for those chronic disease, taboos for large varieties and for quite a long time would cause malnutrition. Have some food that can increase nutrition under the guidance of the doctors.
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