What sets Chinese medicine apart from conventional medicine in the western world is its holistic approach. The human body itself is an organic whole. The component parts of the human body are inseparable. The viscera and organs of the human body are interrelated and support one another. When they function normally, a proper balance is maintained and one enjoys good health. However, when the balance is upset due to internal and/or external factors, disease occurs.
Chinese medicine maintains that Qi (vital energy or life force ), blood and body fluids are the body’s basic components. These components form the material basis of energy for the viscera and organs to perform their physiological functions, thus making it possible for the human body to be active in its activities.
Also, the viscera and organs of the human body have mutual causality in many aspects such as physiology and pathology.
Chinese medicine emphasizes the harmony of Qi and blood and the balance of Yin and Yang and pays special attention to deficiency or excess of the function of organs.
Deficiency is “less than normal” or hypofunction; excess is “more than normal” or hyperfunction. Both Qi and blood circulate through the whole body. Any congestion, deficiency or excess may cause an imbalance and lead to disease. For example, hypothyroidism is thyroid dysfunction which is a case of Yang deficiency while hyperthyroidism is thyroid hyperactive which is a case of Yin deficiency. The Yin deficiency is the result of Yang’s hyperactivity. Therefore, the root cause of Yin deficiency is Yang excess. To make it clear, Yang deficiency is hypothyroidism, Yang excess is hyperthyroidism. Usually it’s called Yin deficiency in Chinese Medicine.
Conception means the union of the sperm and the ovum. It depends on the couple’s overall health. Stress, depression, endocrine hormone, the uterus condition and the body’s primary metabolism may all impact conception. For instance, if the female’s blood is deficient, the egg may not be healthy enough to be fertilized , much less to develop into a viable embryo. If the uterus has thin lining, fibroids, cysts or low temperature, etc. then embryo is unable to be implanted. Therefore, stress, anxiety, negative emotions, malfunctioning metabolism, thyrosis or disorder of endocrine function, etc. can be the result of an imbalance in the body, which can lead to infertility or miscarriage. Pregnancy cannot be achieved unless the whole body of the couple is functioning normally.