Are herbal medicines and acupuncture really effective? What are the differences and characteristics from Western medicine?

2022年5月25日

Western medicine treats the bad parts of the body by methods such as medication and surgery.
On the other hand, Oriental medicine has herbal medicine and manual therapy such as acupuncture and moxibustion.
Both are treatments that fundamentally cure physical problems from the inside. It is a treatment that seeks natural healing power.

When is Western medicine suitable?

Western medicines are usually made with a single active ingredient and have a strong effect on a single symptom or disease, such as lowering blood pressure, killing bacteria, or taking away fever or pain.
In Western medicine, in addition to the patient's complaint, testing is emphasized, and the possibility of the disease is explored from the test results and treatment methods are considered.
It can be said that they are good at diseases that appear firmly in test results and numerical values.

On the other hand, in what kind of symptoms are Kampo and acupuncture and moxibustion prescribed?
Even if there are some symptoms, if the cause cannot be clearly identified by the examination,
It is an impression that Kampo and acupuncture are often used.
In addition, in the case where constitution is related or in the case of chronic disease,
Depending on the condition, there are cases where herbal medicine and acupuncture are used.
In addition, in order to ease the symptoms of the person, Western medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion are used together,
There are cases where people who complain of mental disorders and are resistant to taking psychotropic drugs internally are also given herbal medicines and acupuncture.

Please tell me the merits of Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

There are various types of treatments and prescriptions for Kampo and acupuncture, and they are performed according to the medical condition and constitution.
It is a point that works widely from the whole body to the local area and enhances the natural healing power.
In addition to symptoms, it is also a major feature of Kampo and acupuncture that diseases can be improved with one treatment or prescription.
For example, treatment or prescription for low back pain and frequent urination may improve multiple symptoms, such as tiredness and swelling.

On the other hand, are there any disadvantages?

Chinese medicine and acupuncture cannot directly kill bacteria or remove malignant tumors.
However, it is possible to improve the constitution and immunity that can not be defeated by bacteria and malignant tumors.
In addition, it is effective for alleviating symptoms associated with bacteria and malignant tumors, and side effects of Western medicine,
You can use Kampo and acupuncture.
Some herbal medicines may cause side effects such as increased blood pressure and edema,
There are also types that require attention to drink together.
Herbal medicines and acupuncture can be expected to be effective in the acute phase, although it depends on the symptoms.
However, the development of the effect and whether the treatment and prescription are well adapted for the patient depends on the
It is necessary to examine in detail the constitution and symptoms in the interview.
Therefore, depending on what is lacking for that person and what functions are disturbed,
It is important to choose treatment and prescription.
In this way, when preparing the foundation part and trying to improve the malfunction, it may take some time.

Last Message

Even if there is some kind of malfunction, even if you do an examination at the hospital, the cause cannot be identified,
For those who have had a hard time, there are cases where herbal medicine and acupuncture and moxibustion are effective,
It may be a good idea to consult with a hospital once.
Kampo medicine is made with ingredients that exist in nature and can be used widely according to constitution and symptoms.
In addition, acupuncture and moxibustion are mainly treatments that utilize the body's reaction caused by physical stimulation to acupuncture points called "acupressure points" to enhance natural healing power or enhance immunity and enhance healing power.
If it fits well, it can be expected to improve various symptoms.
However, no matter what kind of medicine or treatment you have, you cannot expect any effect unless you continue.
As can be said in Western medicine, do not stop by self-judgment, but consult correctly according to the instructions of your doctor / acupuncturist.
Kampo and acupuncture are characterized by the ability to take a complex approach to several symptoms.
However, side effects may occur, and there are also matters that need attention in daily life,
When prescribing herbal medicines or receiving acupuncture, follow the instructions of a doctor, pharmacist, or acupuncturist correctly.

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