Brief introduction to Qihuang TCM (Jiangzhong) Experiencing Center for Foreign Dignitaries
Deeply rooted in the soil of Chinese culture, traditional Chinese medicine embodies profound philosophic wisdom and the health regime. It is the common wealth of the whole human beings, which can bring benefits not only to the Oriental World, but also to the whole world at large. Nowadays, we are frequently faced with issues such as environmental pollution, food security and excessive medical treatment. Therefore, the development of ecological civilization has been regarded as the prior task which is closely related to human health and safety. Traditional Chinese medicine which upholds the concept of “harmony between nature and humanity”, values disease prevention, adheres to the holistic concept and temperance, has played an increasingly important role in the process of marching towards a new era of ecological civilization.
To better promote the communication of TCM culture worldwide, in 2015, upon approval by Chinese Foreign Ministry, the first TCM Experiencing Center for Foreign Dignitaries—Qihuang TCM (Jiangzhong) Experiencing Center for Foreign Dignitaries (hereinafter referred to as Experiencing Center) kicked off in Nanchang of Jiangxi province, the famous historical and cultural city in China. Dedicated to providing a high level TCM health-care and cultural experiences to foreign dignitaries and friends, the Experiencing Center, by making full use of the favorable regional advantage of Jiangxi province, the academic excellence of TCM and the unique health tourism resources, will endeavor to demonstrate the scientificity, validity, specificity, and safety of TCM as well as its complementary to western medicine so as to enhance the awareness and application of TCM in international community and make TCM better serve the people around the world.
During their stay in the center, foreign dignitaries and friends will be invited to visit the giant TCM historical and cultural sculptures, Shenlingcao oral liquid modern production line, enjoy performance of traditional TCM processing, and taste the TCM medicated diet. More importantly, they will also experience in person such TCM techniques as TCM diagnosis, heat-sensitive moxibustion and TCM massage, which will help deepen their understanding of the profound TCM knowledge and culture.
Introduction to TCM experiencing items
There are altogether four kinds of basic diagnosis methods of TCM, i.e., inspection, listening and olfaction, inquiry and palpation. Palpation is made up of two parts—pulse-taking and palpating relevant parts of the body. Taking the pulse is to judge disease by means of using doctor’s fingers to palpate patient’s pulses, which is the most important part in palpation.
Heat-sensitive moxibustion is the original innovative moxibustion technology of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was awarded the Second Level of National Award for Science and Technology Progress, the first of its kind in the medical area of Jiangxi Province. Heat-sensitive moxibustion uses specific method to efficiently stimulate propagated sensation along the meridians and achieve the “arrival of qi to the diseased part”, through which meridians can be regulated to treat diseases. Heat-sensitive moxibusition is one of the acumoxi methods, which is needle-free and painless without physical contact, damage, and side-effect. Its clinical efficiency is superior to common clinical acumoxi. Heat-sensitive moxibustion has a significant clinical effect on prostatitis, knee osteoarthritis, myofascial pain syndrome (MFPS), cervical spondylosis, periarthritis of shoulder, protrusion of lumbar intervertebral disc, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dysmenorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), bronchial asthma and stroke.
Tui Na of TCM (TCM massage)
Guided by theory of meridian, Tui Na of TCM places much emphasis on the organic internal relationship between body surface and viscera through the connection of meridians and acupoints. Tui Na of TCM plays a therapeutic role by stimulating and massaging meridians of body surface and acupoints. Tui Na of TCM can harmonize qi and blood, relieve rigidity of muscles and activate collaterals, as well as relieve pain in lumbago, cervical spondylosis, protrusion of lumbar intervertebral disc which are very common in modern times.
Theory of meridian believes that feet have close relationship with viscera through meridian system, so the visceral function changes can reflect on the feet. Therefore therapeutic pedicure can enhance immunity and body resistance, which has a role of regulating viscera, promoting blood circulation for removing obstruction in collaterals and keeping health.
Chinese medicated diets
Guided by the concept of “medicine food homology”, Chinese medicated diets combine traditional Chinese medicine with Chinese cuisine, which is not only delicious, but also have the effect of preventing disease, keeping health and prolonging life.
Chinese medicine processing
Guided by the theory of TCM, Chinese medicine processing is a kind of pharmaceutical technology in accordance with the syndrome differentiation, nature of medicine, and different requirements of preparation. It will directly affect the clinical effect whether the processing technology is reasonable and proper.