The Chinese culture teaches one that health is being in a state of spiritual and physical harmony with nature. If you’re healthy then your body is in a state of balance, but when you are ill you are unbalanced. They view that someone’s body does not belong to them but also a gift from their parents and so on. The balance between yin and yang is very important to them. If yang is overpowering, cold remedies are used and if yin is overpowering then hot remedies are used. Major health concepts are yin and yang and that the reason you are ill is that one or the other is either overpowering or too little. They believe that the main influences for someone getting sick is that one or multiple of the six “evils” have arisen from outside the body. They are wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness, and summer heat.
Fever, headache, sweating, abdominal pain, bloating and constipation. Strong and rapid pulse. Red Tongue body with yellow coat, this is pattern of internal, excess, heat. purging method can be used in this example to clear heat. When one is cold, they use heat methods to “release the surface” and are to drink hot water and cover with blankets when sleeping.
Their response to pain is to refuse and help that is offered to them because they believe the other persons needs are more important than their own
Their beliefs surrounding birth are that they should not use sharp objects on the bed because it can result with the baby being born with a cleft palate or lip. Do not touch anything with adhesive or glu because it will give birth marks to the baby, do not criticize people or your baby will act and look like the person you criticized. Spouse is not to be present during delivery, crying out will attract evil spirits so it is recommended to be silent.
They believe that if someone is ill and they are in a room with the number “4” in it, it will bring death, and for their feet not be facing the door because the dead are carried out feet first. Respect is paid...
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