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Chinese Acupuncture Medicine works a different way to Western Medicine. For a start it's based on over 2500 years of experience with health traditions vastly different from ours in the West.

Chinese medicine theory is also quite different to that of western medicine. The way it treats people is also quite different, with treatments such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cuppingherbs, tai chi and meditation.

In China and many other countries that owe their medicine to China, acupuncture is a vital tool for health.

Using those traditional Chinese theories means that when acupuncture is used to treat diseases in the West, the condition for each patient is first diagnosed in terms of Chinese medicine - often into what are called 'syndromes'.

Treatment is then given according to that diagnosis and syndromes, not according to the name of the disease as described in Western medical literature.

So traditional acupuncture doesn't treat diseases with names as does a Western trained doctor. Take headache: it could be caused by a range of syndromes in Chinese medicine, and each would require a different form of treatment.

So just saying Chinese medicine can cure headaches is a nonsense. Actually, to be fair, your Western doctor would also take care to diagnose your headache and then design a treatment according to his diagnosis.

The point is that the philosophy of Chinese Medicine is radically different to that of orthodox Western medicine and treatment is given for entirely different reasons.

So it can and does treat conditions according to its own form of diagnosis. Down below you'll find how acupuncture theory might explain a few Western-named disease conditions.

In each case the condition is given a range of possible diagnoses in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Of course in any individual case, the diagnosis might be one or more of the given descriptions in combination, or possibly another not described.

Whether it can cure a disease with a Western name is a moot point. It depends on the underlying diagnosis and treatment.

Much more research may be needed before Western scientists are persuaded that a system which in their eyes is a pseudoscience can actually work! Not all the anecdotal evidence in the world is good enough for them.

This explains why Chinese medicine embraced and benefited from the ideas of Western medicine almost immediately.

Conversely, Western medicine is extremely suspicious of Chinese medicine, preferring not to admit to using it until how it works is understood in scientific terms.

From this page you can reach a number of pages each on a different disease. They show how Chinese medicine might understand the condition and how acupuncture medicine could treat it.

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