If you have been looking around for alternatives to Western medical treatments, you might want to turn your head towards the field of Chinese or herbal medicine. Do not panic upon hearing this term, if you had not heard of it before and this would be considered your very first encounter with it. Some of the treatment methods from this unique form of medical practice are acupuncture, consumption of herbal mixes, and also dietary advice. If you happen to wonder, just what can it treat? Here are 5 of the common health conditions, that may affect a handful individuals, and can be treated with the Chinese medicine approach:
Chronic fatigue - always feeling tired
Always feeling tired from a 'persisting' feeling of fatigue that lasts from about 6 months onwards? This is usually the result of CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) - getting unusually exhausted after exerting a minimal amount of physical effort. Patients are also known to not feel as refreshed as others after waking up from a night's rest, experience orientation and coordination problems, and even takes a toll on their mental well-being - feeling it's "going down the drain". If you find that you experience on of the above symptoms for a prolonged period of time. You might want to get it checked out as soon as possible.
Common allergies - runny nose
When your nasal cavity gets filled with an excess amount of fluid pertaining to mucus, it is a tell-tale sign that you're having a medical condition called "Runny nose" in layman terms. The common cold is what most of us experience before, and runny nose is part of the symptoms that follow. You may also get this usually after crying or after experiencing a sudden change in temperature (from hot to cold). Although it is not considered to be deadly, it can get quite irritating for the affected person. Seeking prompt treatment for it, will benefit anyone in the long run.
Asthma - breathing difficulties
Asthma are known to cause discomfort in breathing for affected patients. It is not something to be taken lightly due to the possibility of sudden attacks if not cared for properly when a patient falls sick. When their airflow is obstructed or 'narrowed', it causes some symptoms such as coughing, coughing, 'tight' feeling in chest, and not being able to take full breaths without exerting extra effort.
Stress related issues
When one feels the unbearable weight of emotional pressure, it can cause one's hormonal balance to fall off the scale. That doesn't make the affected individual feel good, as he or she will feel mentally strain, that doesn't really encourage logical thinking and can zap away their motivation to carry out their daily routines. Acupuncture can actually help by stimulating certain pressure points to release that 'tension'.
Affected bowel movements - constipation
Patients who are suffering from constipation usually have infrequent (not irregular) bowel movements, even if they have - it is a 'torture' to go through, and sometimes to no avail. Usually they may experience some form of pain during this process until it is fully cured.
I hope this article helps you to identify one of the problems that eligible for Chinese medicinal treatment, if you're suffering from either of course. Sometimes all you have to do, is to explore various certainties to find out what best works for you.