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Yellow Emperor's Traditional Medicine Series

The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine has become a landmark in the history of Chinese civilization. Written in the form of a dialogue in which the emperor seeks information from his minister Ch’I-Po on questions of health and the art of healing, it is the oldest known document in Chinese medicine.

In this new series of articles, we aim to present variations, suitable for contemporary traditional medicine enthusiasts.

Dermatology has been an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It has been proven many times to effectively treat an array of skin problems. Generally, acupuncture and herbal remedies are the two most common forms of TCM used to treat skin disorders

On Treating Mild Inflammations

Infected ear percing

If the area around piercing is swollen, painful or hot, there's blood or puss coming out of it, you feel shivery or unwell, your piercing might be infected. Try to not remove the piercing until fully healed.

Saline Solution

Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of iodine-free sea salt into one cup (250ml) of warm water. Saline soak twice a day. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing.

Agrimony Tea

Agrimonia eupatoria / 大化龙牙草 / Church Steeples

Agrimony tea is applied directly to the skin for mild skin redness and swelling. Apply three times a day.