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BC: By: Moriah Castillo

FC: Medicine in ancient/ medieval China

1: These doctors wrote a book called the Neijing, organizing and explaining all of their treatments. The Chinese doctors believed that you would only get sick when the Yin and Yang in your body was out of balance. | The earliest known Chinese medical writing dates back to about 186 B.C. Back then the Chinese used; chanting spells, herbal medicines, lancing (cutting the skin open,) and burning the flesh to cure things like, warts, snake bites, and possession by daemons (mental illness.) By the time of the Han Dynasty in about 100 B.C. china had become a major center of medical research, and had some of the world's best doctors.

2: The Chinese doctors used many medicines made from herbs and tree bark to try and treat there patients though some of these were just guesses some worked well. | Chinese doctors later learned from Indian doctors about inoculation against smallpox, and by the 1500s A.D. the chinese doctors were inoculating many people to prevent smallpox from spreading. Traditional Chinese medicine is based on identifying various imbalances in the body, and correcting them, traditional medicine also treats the whole person.

3: Many of the people who preformed the acupuncture treatments were women. The needles would be put in certain spots on your body called acupuncture points, and they would stimulate those points. The chinese today still use acupuncture to heal the body. It has been proven by doctors that acupuncture can relieve certain types of chronic pain. All in all, you can tell thta even in medieval times, the Chinese had a way to keep most of there country healthy. | Another way of treating patients was acupuncture. This is said to have been practiced for around 4,000 years in china. Acupuncture is when the doctors use needles to try and help cure disease.

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