The stunt of the external treatment of TCM is a conditioning method dominated by TCM meridians. The external treatment of Chinese medicine can not only cure the diseases on the surface of the body, such as sores, etc., but also be widely used in the treatment of visceral diseases, prevention of diseases, health care and strengthening of the body. At the same time, many external treatments of Chinese medicine, such as scraping, cupping, etc., also have It has the advantages of simple operation and non-toxic side effects, so it is widely spread among the people.
The earliest method of health-preserving and curing diseases in Chinese medicine is external treatment, which is the traditional Chinese medicine physiotherapy advocated by modern people. Bianstone blood letting, grass stem wrap wounds, hay roasted food to keep out the cold, etc. are the origins of acupuncture, application, and hot ironing. Traditional Chinese medicine external treatment technology has a history of thousands of years.
The advantages of external treatment of Chinese medicine: 1. Safety and less side effects: Because external treatment of Chinese medicine is applied to the body surface, it can be used to observe its adaptation and tolerance at any time and decide to stay. It will not be like internal medicine, if it is not symptomatic When side effects occur, it is more complicated to deal with. External treatment is relatively safe as long as the medicine is properly administered. Generally, there are few side effects. 2. No damage to the gastrointestinal tract: When a patient takes the medicine, it is first absorbed into the stomach and then absorbed. The irritation and damage of the gastrointestinal tract is a headache, especially for some patients whose stomach conditions are not good. Medicine must be taken to cure the disease. If the old disease is not cured, the stomach will become a dilemma again. Then there is no such problem in external drug treatment. As the saying goes, "good medicine is bitter but good for the disease." The spasm of taking medicine is unbearable for many patients for a long time. External use of Chinese medicine can play a role in "good medicine cures disease without bitterness." 3. Less irritation to the liver and kidney: No matter what kind of medicine is taken orally, it is absorbed into the blood through the gastrointestinal tract, and its metabolites, especially some toxic products, must be detoxified and decomposed by the liver and excreted through the kidneys. This is for patients with liver and kidney diseases. For humans, it is also a contradiction that is difficult to avoid. However, the external treatment of traditional Chinese medicine is mostly absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes. The components of the medicine have entered the body and have been filtered through a barrier. The harmful components have also been small and weakened, so it is harmful to the liver and kidneys. Most of the damage is very small. Therefore, the external treatment method is not only the body surface absorption of the active ingredients of the drug, but also the stimulation of specific parts and acupoints by the drug, so as to dredge the meridians, regulate the energy of the meridians, and adjust the function. Acupuncture and massage have the same effect. Easy to operate and easy to obtain materials: most of the external use of traditional Chinese medicine acts on the acupoints and specific parts of the human body, and most of these are parts that are easy to debate, and the operation is relatively easy to master. As long as you learn and pay attention, most of them can operate by yourself, such as medicine pillow therapy, compress The umbilical method, the method of applying the heart of the foot, the method of applying the liver area, the method of applying eyes, the method of plugging ears and nose.