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Where does chinese medicine come from

The origin of Chinese medicine emerged in the shamanistic era of the Shang Dynasty Period (1766-1122 BC). During this time the religious deity was called Shang Di who was believed to live in heaven in an imperial court accompanied by dead ancestors.

Where did Chinese medicine originate?

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a history of about 3000 years starting from the early Zhou Dynasty of China or even earlier as the oldest medical writings on herbs were found in Classic of Changes (Yi Jing) and Classic of Poetry (Shi Jing) (Reid, 1996).

What is Chinese medicine based on?

A medical system that has been used for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. It is based on the belief that qi (the body's vital energy) flows along meridians (channels) in the body and keeps a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health in balance.

Who created Chinese medicine?

Shennong, called the founder of Chinese medicine, was also known as the Divine Husbandman. Huangdi, the famed Yellow Emperor who ruled in the 27th century bce, was at one time believed to have written the Huangdi neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic).

What religion is Chinese medicine rooted in?

Traditional Chinese medicine is rooted in the ancient philosophical concepts of Taoism.