Chinese medicine has been around for over 2,000 years and originated in Eastern Asia. At first it was very superstitious, since all original practitioners were Tribal shamans and holy men, who practiced the “Way of long Life”, this method evolved into what is used today. (Schoenbeck 2034). They used herbal concoctions, special diets, and martial arts to keep themselves and others in good health. The shamans shared their practices, and the type of medicine quickly spread all throughout China. The methods were soon adopted into everyday life of villagers and in the more populated, less rural areas. These practices were not only medicinal, but also were also used as ways to deal with religious and mythical means.The way the practices were very different and unconventional. The medical practices developed through observation, not by scientific measures (Williams 14). All their researching was by trial and error, not by experimentation. The practitioners went directly to the procedure, and did not test their hypothe...
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