The medical system of the two methods focuses on the prescription of particular herbs. The Ayurveda approach reveals the physical, spiritual, and biological welfare of human beings. By contrast, all the three medical concepts are based on different practices and frameworks. For instance, the TCM uses the acupuncture, Chinese herbal methods, and tai-chi
5 practices to administer treatment to the patients. The Kampo method uses the five elements of the stages of human life. Ayurveda uses the Yuang and Yin practices to manage the patient’s illness 4 . Although TCM and Kampo use the five elements, they apply them in a different way. In conclusion, the traditional approaches to medicine were developed a thousand years ago. The common traditional medical practices include TCM, Ayurveda, and Kampo. The three medical practices were based on the religious, social, and cultural practices of the Chinese as well as Japanese communities. The analysis of the medical concepts assists in understanding the human body and cultural practices in the world. 3 Bibliography Adams, James D., and Eric J. Lien. 2013. Traditional Chinese medicine: A scientific basis for its use . Dharmanda, Subhiti. "Kampo Medicine." The Practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Japan. Available at: . [Accessed September 26, 2018] 3 4 "Traditional Chinese Medicine: In Depth." National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. March 23, 2017. Available at: . [Accessed September 26, 2018]
6 Liao, Yuqun. 2011. Traditional Chinese medicine . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. "Traditional Chinese Medicine: In Depth." National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. March 23, 2017. Available at: . [Accessed September 26, 2018]
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