Jessica Rowley SCI 100 Perspectives in Natural Science Professor Dr. Steven Shirley March 24, 2020 4-2 Module Four Short Paper: Medical Techniques The topic about medical techniques is very interesting to me right now with the combination of what’s going on right now in the world with the coronavirus. Right now, labs a being used to dissect the virus with chemicals to better understand it. Thinking about the labs and how they are trying to figure out the virus has me wondering, back in history how did they deal with pandemics and what did the medical field look like? Looking back in history evidence has shown us that people tried all different sorts of medical techniques like herbal remedies, therapeutic action, internal procedures. This evidence was found all around the world from archeological and historical exploration, in both written from and buried artifacts. There are three practices that are very important and stand out in history, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kampo, and Ayurveda. These three practices have common religious beliefs in which human body has a synchronization to its surroundings through balancing forces. One practice that used herbs was called Kampo this practice was used in Japan. Based from Chinese medicine Kampo was adapted to Japanese medicine. Kampo means Han Method, this is the herbal system China developed at the time of the Han Dynasty. 1 Both the traditional Chinese medicine and Kampo incorporates the practice of acupuncture, moxibustion, and other components but, it relies essentially on prescription of herb formulas. 2 Under Kampo there are classes and Kampo has two of them. The classes were called Kohoha
and Goseiha. The class Goseiha began small but grew fast by several of Tashiro’s students and
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