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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)#YinYang#ZhangFu#Meridian

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) #YinYang# ZhangFu # Meridian. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical philosophy that originated in China. TCM is based on the concept of qi ( "chi"), which means vital energy. Qi is the life force or vital energy that flows everywhere in the Universe, including your body. The vital energy flows throughout the body.  Thousands of years ago, when there was nothing improved in medical and biological fields, the theory of TCM was established by some Chinese Scholars. From that time, Chinese philosophy, astronomy, and literature began to develop.  To understand the philosophy properly, you need to be familiar with the fundamental concepts of TCM. The Fundamental Concepts of TCM include the following: The concepts of qi The concept of yin and yang  The Zhang fu The concept of meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine and therapeutic method  In traditional Chinese medicine, clinical practices include acupuncture, moxibustion, herb

Human Skeleton-206 Bones Structure and Functions

Human Skeleton-206 Bones Structure and  Functions. Usually, an adult human skeleton is made up of 206 bones. Skeleton comprises of the bones of the head, spine, chests, arms, legs, and pelvic girdle.  How bones are made? Bones are made of connective tissues strengthened with calcium and specific bone cells. Besides, inner bones contain bone marrow. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. Bones contain protein collagen, which forms a soft framework, and calcium strengthens the framework. The components of bones include osteoblasts and osteocytes, osteoclasts, osteoid, nerves and blood vessels, bone marrow, cartilage, calcium, and other minerals. Different Types and Shapes of the Bones of the Human Body Human bones. Image credit-Pixabay There are 5 types of bones in the human body. These are described below: 1. Long bones Long bones are mostly found in the appendicular skeleton. These types of bones are usually compacted in nature and include the bones in the limbs, both upper an

Diabetes: the Silent Killer-Causes, Symptoms, and Types

 Diabetes:  the Silent Killer-Causes, Symptoms, and Types.   Diabetes mellitus or diabetes is a hormone-related disease that occurs when your body either fails to produce insulin or incompetent to utilize insulin properly. Diabetes occurs when glucose or sugar in your blood is very high. Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Before you read the causes, symptoms, and types of diabetes , you need to understand the relationship between the pancreas, insulin, and glucose.  Pancreas The pancreas is basically an organ in your digestive system located behind the stomach. The pancreas is made up of two types of cell-acinar cells also known as alpha cells and islets cells also known as beta cells.  The pancreas produces enzymes to break down the foods you eat and release hormones like glucagon and insulin to regulate blood glucose. Insulin Insulin is a hormone secreted by beta cells in the pancreas to control the glucose in your bloodstream. When you intake a meal, its carbohydrate comp