Ⅰ. The Understanding of Chinese Naturopathic Medicine
Chairman Chen felt that today’s medical knowledge is difficult to understand, the medical moral is going to decline, so the the twenty four words were proposed “In accordance with Yat-sen Sun’s teachings of the deceased, to advocate the revolution of medical moral; revive the Chinese culture and promote world harmony “, keeping for a life-long target to strive for. The bimonthly Tatung TCM founded on November 12, 1976 (changed its name to Naturopathy in March 1984) (Note1); In 1992, integrated the three kinds of Western homeopathy, naturopathy and Chinese medicine, set up a generalized “Chinese Naturopathic Medicine. Its scientific thought only esteemed the favorable therapy; which aims to promote the Chinese and national naturopathic medicine in the world, so as to set up the medicine for everyone and the preventive medicine.
I think that it is why can be called the Chinese Naturopathic Medicine or “Chinese Natural Medicine, because it follows the nature, in accordance with the universe; according to almost the Chinese Taoism, suitable for human feelings; in line with the rules, connected to the knowledge of changes; have the senses of everythings on earth, and the regulation of space time. So who can maintain the heaven, earth, human, dynamic balance, principles, prescriptions, drugs, foods in harmony on the basis of tenet, all can be referred to as “Naturopathy”, also referred to as “TCM” – according to the Chinese Taoism in conformance with the natural medicine. So that the interpretation of TCM is no longer confined to the regional medical development in the areas of Central Plains, Its meaning and implication could be worldwide extended, further promote the feasibility of universal Great Harmony. (Note2)
Ⅱ. The Differences of Favorable and Adverse Therapies
Herein to talk about the favorable therapy and the adverse therapy, but at first shall know why the therapies have to do? How to do? What resulted from the therapies? These three aspects must be taken into consideration, and then it is significant and valuable for the therapies.
TCM saying distinguished from the great doctors control the preventive diseases, the middle-grade for those ongoing diseases and the low-grade for those occurred diseases, the main medicines also have the conception of prevention rather than treatment, and early symptoms have to be treated early. But in practice, there are a lot of differences between the both.
There is a saying how the people eat cereal grains how would not get sick. Indeed, in the real-life environment, in anyone’s life, almost nobody can live to the end avoiding from illness. Therefore, in general, as long as talking about disease, it is convinced that the modern people cannot but recall the occurrence such as cold, fever, cough, stomatitis, tonsillitis, allergic rhinitis, tympanitis, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, gout, stroke, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, hepatitis C, hepatocirrhosis, uremia, even cancer and so on. From the known diseases of main medicines, we can find that these have the common characteristics, that is named according to their pathological phenomena, distinctive forms of bacteria and viruses, the organic and physiological locations. In short, all as the results.
The diseases have been definite defined, it is convinced that the general people could think of making prescription against symptoms, for example, taking aspirin who catch a cold; hypertension, using Hypotensive Agents immediately who has havshypertension, ischemic heart disease or myocardial infarction. a tablet of Glyceryl Trinitrate is ready at any moment, cancers treated by operation, chemotherapy and actinotherapy, these diseases treated as if the soldiers warded off by the generals, the water covered with soils, although get effect instantly, perhaps it is necessary to treat the acute diseases on the surface. However, this low-grade doctors treat the occurred diseases or at the end of diseases as if confront enemies, and then the non-natural principle, rules, prescriptions and rugs by taking temporary solution, not effect a permanent cure, after removed them with satisfaction, that is to control the results with adverseness, not only taking medicine after the diseases occurred, as if dig a well when thirsty, and cast a cone for a bucket, how late it is. The Yellow Emperor’s Medical Canon left pharmic or medical pathogens which are hard to be tackled, sometimes the medical professionals feel headache, the people cannot help but regret. Otherwise, why Dean·Boweier, MD, the United States, he said: ” the knowledge what we will teach you, a half is wrong. Unfortunately, we do not know which half. (Note 3)
Therefore, it is possible that the great doctors control the preventive diseases, not only prescribe against symptoms, but also cut off the pathogenes, remove the causes of diseases, and resolve the pathogenesis, and further support with the inherent naturopathic energy (Medicatrex) (Note 4), that is to control diseases at the root, not on the surface, or control the diseases on the surface and at the root ?
If ask for what the great doctors control the preventive diseases, it should be have a new overall thinking with another point of view for sickness, diagnosis, medicine, and treatment. I risk everyone’s condemnation following the substance of Chinese Naturopathic Medicine “, give my experiences what I have learned and opinions, sincerely provide these to the fellows and the common people for references, and honestly pray for each fellow’s support what will be highly appreciated.
Ⅲ. What are the diseases?
TCM believes that the diseases are the dynamic phenomenas of positive and pathogenic factors rising and falling (Note 5), the so-called maladjusted Yin and Yang result in diseases, and the equal of Yin and Yang defined as Tao, the partial Yin and Yang defined as diseases. The Western naturopathy regarded that the diseases make the performance of the body against foreign enemies and self-detoxification, and also the cells cry for help.
Ⅳ. Where are the causes of diseases?
British knight Mcannchi closed his clinic at Harleywei in London and return to the homeland of a small town in Scotland, in order to devote himself to exploring the real causes of diseases, through rich clinical experiences and intelligent observation, and finally got the conclusion which the same toxins resulted in arthritis if remaining in the joints; resulted in hepatitis if remaining in the livers, nephritis caused if remaining in kidneys; dermatitis caused in the skin; diabetes caused in the pancreas; mental disease caused in the brain.
British Harry Benjamin clear pointed out the purpose from the very beginning in the book of Naturopathy, whatever the forms of diseases become, all resulted from one cause, that is the accumulation of waste toxins in the body.
Japan’s Edo period, Yoshimasu,Todo’s theory about a poison of all diseases. (Above three citation extracted from Chou-Yi Chen’s works)
According to the academic instruction of Chinese Naturopathic Medicine, I agree with TCM physician, Chou-Yi Chen’s opinions on “Qi of all diseases ” and ” A virus of all diseases”.
As the above scholars’ conclusions, the experiences given as follows: