Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine Animals-tiger abuse
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Traditional Chinese Medicine Animals: a list of species threatened by TCM

The millennial traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was the cause of the death of more than 90% of the rhinos in the last 40 years. Among … Read more

Koro, shrinking genitals syndrome-folk illness
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Koro, shrinking genitals syndrome

Koro, known as shrinking penis (or testicles, scrotum or vulva in case of a female patient), is a folk illness or culture-bound syndrome specific to … Read more

wildlife animal trafficking
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Forest rangers crack down on the largest wildlife animal trafficking in China

Chinanews – On January 22, Yunnan forest rangers cracked down on the illegal trading of tigers and other local protected animals.

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abuses against animals in Traditional Chinese Medicine
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20 pictures of Traditional Chinese Medicine animal markets (Graphic Content)

“Wildlife Silent Hill” is an explicit report by a Chinese photographer on the abuses against animals in Traditional Chinese Medicine markets scattered in Southern China … Read more

history of Qi Gong
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Photographic history of Qigong and alternative medicine in China

History of Qigong – There are hundreds of types of Qigong: some only need meditation and others require body motion to music.

They are popular among Chinese who wish to improve their health and cure their diseases. It is hard to say if anyone has restored his health by performing Qigong; while it is also hard to say if Qigong is completely ineffective if accompanied by orthodox treatment. Deep breathing, self-controlled meditation, and little movement, which are usually involved in performing Qigong, are not harmful.

The cult of Qigong, however, is not based on its effectiveness in health care. The “spirit balance” it gives and the quasi-religious mood involved in performing Qigong partly accounts for its popularity. Old people may perform it because they have no better ways to spend their time. Around 1985, Qigong began to closely connect with another cult—the cult of “special ability”—and each reinforces the popularity of the other.

The phenomenon of SA was first reported in 1978, when the political group headed by Mao’s widow lost its power, and Deng Xiaoping was reinstated and began to advocate the movement to “love, learn and utilize science” in China.

This science movement quickly met the needs that the majority of Chinese, including some scholars had. They had forgotten what the rigorous demarcation line of empirical science was. (From Paranormal in China written by Wu Xianghong)

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