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Chinese Medicine and Culture
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ISSN (Print) 2589-9627 - ISSN (Online) 2589-9473
Published by Medknow Publishers Homepage  [444 journals]
  • Overview of the Development of Chinese Medicine in North America

    • Authors: Chen; Ye-Meng
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Transmission of Knowledge and Practice between Cultures: A Case Study of
           Chinese Medicine Integration in the United States

    • Authors: Morris; William
      Abstract: Medicine operates within the world views of the culture that it serves, and the widespread Chinese diaspora has carried medical practices with it. The resulting creolization takes shape at the borders of intersecting cultures in a distinct form of integration. This article explores the intersections of integration relative to the spread of Chinese medicine in the United States in practical, cognitive, and theoretical terms. This article could be a reference to practitioners, academics, and policymakers in the areas of integrative and Chinese medicine.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Chinese Immigrants’ Health Beliefs and Practices of Traditional Chinese
           Medicine in British Columbia of Canada

    • Authors: Wu; Tina
      Abstract: imageObjective: This study is to address the health beliefs and health behavior of Chinese immigrants residing in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia (BC) Province in Canada. This article discussed Chinese immigrants’ traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) use, health beliefs, and health behaviors.Methods: Information used in this study is based on data collected in the Chinese-speaking community in the Greater Vancouver area of BC in 2020–2022. Quantitative and qualitative methods were applied to this study. The first stage recruited 314 participants for the quantitative study to cross-validate an instrument tool, followed by the 2nd stage of 20 stratified random sampling out of the 314 participants for TCM-related in-depth qualitative interviews. This study focuses on the second stage of TCM qualitative interviews.Results: Results indicated that TCM health beliefs have cultural and spiritual meanings tied to the Chinese-speaking participants. There are barriers for the Chinese-speaking population to access the existing healthcare services due to their TCM health beliefs and other health needs, for example, family doctors, integrated medicine for better health outcomes, and mental health services especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.Conclusion: Integrating TCM health beliefs and behaviors of Chinese-speaking immigrants into existing Canadian mainstream health services are strongly recommended.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • TCM in Canada: Health Care and the Importance of Alternative Medicines
           that Complement Medical Practice

    • Authors: France; Honoré
      Abstract: This article explores the introduction and growth of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) through the lens of Chinese immigration to Canada. It further explores how it has spread to other cultural groups in Canada. Several theories are described to explain why it has attracted attention by non-Chinese ethnicities: the interest in organic and nature-based approaches, the underfunding health care, lack of family doctors, expensive drugs from big pharmaceutical companies, and respect for Chinese cultural practices. The regulatory practice of TCM is described along with the organization, types of educational program and certification as well as a patient’s perspective of TCM treatment.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Development of Chinese Medicine Education in the United States: Two
           Examples of Pacific College of Health and Science New York and Eastern
           School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine

    • Authors: Jin; Qi-Hui; Zhou, Yan; Kouo, Thomas; Xiao, Bin
      Abstract: imageChinese medicine originated in China and has taken root all over the world. In the United States, Chinese medicine belongs to the category of complementary and alternative medicine and has a history of over 50 years as a recognized profession. The education of Chinese medicine is undoubtedly the foundation for the development and growth of Chinese medicine practice. In this article, we briefly introduced the history of acupuncture profession and its development in the United States. Pacific College of Health and Science New York and Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine were discussed and analyzed. This article aims to discuss two examples of acupuncture schools in the United States to provide an overview of the history and current development of Chinese medicine education in the United States.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Shen in Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

    • Authors: Bei; Yong-Shun
      Abstract: imageChronic pain is one of the major complaints from patients seen in all acupuncture clinics. The most common principle to treat pain with acupuncture is to activate channels to relieve pain; however, little attention has been paid to treating the patient’s shen when treating their pain. This article is an introduction to the incorporation of the treatment of shen when treating chronic pain with acupuncture. The discussion of the shen and its treatments in this article are based on the review and study of the theories and principles in the ancient classics of traditional Chinese medicine. Shen is the interaction between yin and yang. Shen is the governor of life; it controls all physical and mental activities. Shen enables us to feel pain. The disorders of shen in pain sufferers can negatively affect how they feel or recognize pain, how they response to pain and how they report their pain level. We should pay more attention to the treatment of patient’s shen during the entire treatment course of chronic pain. Guarding shen is the key to acupuncture efficacy; the essential principles are harmonizing yin and yang by needling techniques and regulating hun and po at the needling sites.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Production of Chinese Medicinal Herbs in North America: Challenge and

    • Authors: Giblette; Jean
      Abstract: imageAs the practice of traditional Chinese medicine developed in the United States since the 1970s, evidence has accumulated suggesting that an undetermined number of the herbs of the Chinese Materia Medica could be produced in North America. While some attempts have been made to establish production, growers are inhibited by lack of access to capital and technical support. The evidence in support of US domestic production – including (1) historical, (2) sociological, (3) ecological, and (4) agronomic factors – is reviewed. Economic obstacles to this type of production are described, as directly experienced by the farmers, Chinese herbal medicine practitioners, and organizers involved. When analyzed in reference to current trends, however, these economic obstacles appear, at least potentially, as temporary. Because popular demand supported the rise of traditional Chinese medicine practice and the growth of organic food production, these social movements could expand and promote conditions that favor domestic production of Chinese herbs.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and COVID-19: Experiences, Lessons, and

    • Authors: Yuan; Zuo-Biao; Amieux, Paul S.
      Abstract: imageCoronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has now entered its third year as a worldwide pandemic. Unlike the Unites States, over 90% of patients have used traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China combined with conventional western medicine. The present minireview/commentary summarizes the experiences of TCM in the treatment of COVID-19 combined with conventional western medicine, lessons from the United States and some additional insights. COVID-19 falls into the category of “dampness−toxin plague” and is divided into five stages: mild stage, moderate stage, severe stage, critical stage, and recovery stage. Clinical trials conducted in China have suggested that TCM treatment plays a significant role in alleviating clinical symptoms, decreasing the time of hospitalization, reducing the overall fatality rate, and providing other beneficial outcomes when combined with conventional western medicine. To date, TCM is not widely used in the American hospital system. Only one TCM clinical trial to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 has been registered with ClinicalTrials.gov. A suggestion of dialogues among associated parties is proposed. TCM has been used as part of an integrative medicine treatment paradigm combined with conventional western medicine for COVID-19 in China. As registered clinical trials combining conventional western medicine with TCM continue to be produced and show positive benefits, the possibilities for TCM integration into treatment protocols for COVID-19 will become more of a possibility in the United States.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
  • Acupuncture Legislation in Virginia, United States: A Personal Experience
           and Beyond

    • Authors: Fan; Arthur Yin
      Abstract: imageVirginia was once considered as one of three states in the United States that was particularly resistant to acupuncture and its legislation, due to the historically strong conservative force in Virginia. In this article, the author aims to review and discuss the history and the current situation of acupuncture legislation in Virginia, and provides some insights for the related legislations in other states and at federal level. This study was based on author’s personal experience and an interview with Mr. Floyd Herdrich, former president of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia, who made the biggest contribution to this legislation. Led by the Acupuncture Society of Virginia, and supported by the School Tai Sophia Institute, Virginia acupuncture legislation began in 1988 and the law was implemented in 1994. Virginia is the 27th state in the United States to legalize acupuncture practice, and it has been 28 years since then. The author’s insights are: the first important factor is dedications as the persistent efforts in legislation usually take many years to materialize. The second factor is the strategy, that is, legislation through the executive or administrative system is probably a much easier route or shortcut.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
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