One of the things that Taiwan is interested in here is the Taiwanese approach to Traditional Chinese medicine and natural medicines at all .
Quite objectively, Taiwan is currently not only more chinese than China, but its inhabitants are also much more polite and less pitiful than those in China's (urbanized). It is also cleaner than China in terms of the environment and has an ideal climate for fruit and mushroom growth. The quality of TCM imported from China is a matter of national importance for the Taiwanese government and is addressed by a system of import arrangements with surveillance directly with foreign growers of these herbs.
The specialty of Taiwan in terms of herbal medicines and Chinese medicine is given by three factors:
- Taiwan is the only country in the world with an uninterrupted tradition of Chinese medicine.
- Unlike many surrounding countries, the Taiwanese are honest (probably like the Japanese).
- Taiwan belongs to developed countries with high quality health care.
The reasons for these dangers lie in the historical development of Taiwan, which I do not want to burden with on this page. However, if you are interested in reading somewhat longer talk about things you can not learn about Wikipedia about Taiwan, then continue:
Taiwan interconnection with the TCM tradition
When we want to understand why Taiwan is in a unique position in terms of Chinese herbs, we must realize that (a) traditional Chinese medicine is deeply related to the Chinese definition itself; and (b) Taiwan is the only country in which the Chinese mystic Tradition without interruption.
The Chinese are characterized by respect for ancestors and tradition
Chinese culture has its respect for tradition, meaning the thoughtless assumption of the wisdom (and stupidity) of ancestors and respect for the ancestors in an ancient form in which it was practiced by the pracible man. Rather than some religious rapture, the Chinese are leading such reasons that make us go to the cemetery, whatever our denomination is. The difference is that (traditional) Chinese people normally avoid cemeteries and just clean up the Chinese Dušičky (Jingming, early April). Instead, they have their ancestral statuettes at home where they can give them respect each day without leaving the slippers. Statuettes stand on the home altar, the dominant piece of furniture at the prominent place of the entrance room. The boundary between ancestors, gods and gods is unclear. The Chinese sky most of all reminds of a bureaucratic organization, the most suitable victims for the gods are special sacrificial notes.
Learning The Confusion of obedience to the elders and the superiors, sometimes referred to as a revolution, is in fact the most boring summary of unbridled respect for the forefathers in the Chinese soul. Still, let's realize that Chinese civilization was an agricultural civilization, and then we can move on to the first Chinese prayer - the Yellow Emperor - and to traditional Chinese medicine.
The invention of Chinese medicine is attributed to those who are the highest-ranking Chinese ancestors.
In Chinese mythology, the inventor of Chinese medicine principles is the Yellow Emperor himself, who is considered the forerunner of the entire Chinese nation and one of the legendary three rulers and five emperors. That is why the Chinese for TCM is permanently guaranteed a leading position among human arts. But there is not enough between the three sovereigns there is Shen-nong , the divine peasant and so-called ruler of the people. Shen-nong invented the plow according to the legend and was famous for the fact that, just like JIry Sadlo from the Faculty of Science, he tasted all the plants he found. He had a transparent body through which he immediately saw the effects of the herbaceous plants, thereby creating the herbal knowledge of TCM. The TCMs therefore attach maximum importance to agriculture.
By managing fate, Taiwan has become the main bearer of the Chinese tradition and hence also of the TCM
After China's Communist Party came to power in mainland China, Chiang Kai-shek, its adherents (the Kuomintang side) and many of the people who formed the core of Chinese culture resorted to Taiwan. In Taiwan, the entire Chinese Academy of Sciences ( Academia Sinica ) and about half of the existing Chinese cultural artifacts (a huge number) that are still housed in the National Palace Museum in Taipei have ended. In addition, priests and monks of various religious orders ran away from Taiwan and all other people who had reason to fear the Communists (such as the capitalists).
The history of the KSČ and Kuomintang's origins and rivalries could be talked about a long time ago, but the result is significant: the Communist "cultural revolution" in part of China has destroyed, partially suppressed traditional culture. Taiwan has thus become the only bearer of China's quintessence for 50 years. Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist temples in Taiwan flourish and contribute to preserving the Chinese tradition associated with the TCM. The exile has also brought the monk closer to the capitalists, so now we can admire the modern monastic mega-complexes such as the Dharma Drum Mountain in Taipei , which is not to be ashamed in the era of skyscrapers and giant malls .
Chinese medicine itself has also flourished. In Taiwan, the "Western medicine" co-ordinates co-exist with the practices of "Chinese medicine" and are well tolerated. Patients are attending roughly the same extent, and Chinese herbalists take the same degree as a medical diploma here - the herbs can only be recommended by those who have gone through the age-old study of the TCM. The most sought after are the doctors who have a double diploma, both Chinese and "Western" medicine. In the third millennium, China's major efforts to return to lost roots are evident, and Taiwan is a sort of reserve where Chinese spirituality, culture and art can be found in the original, unchanged state.
Modern research on traditional medicines in Taiwan
At present, Taiwanese scientists are trying to link the study of Chinese herbs with molecular biology. Chinese medicine specializes in faculties of renowned universities and specialized research institutes.
Research of gloss and other traditional medicines
Taiwan is the leading country in the research of the glossy glass, whose genome was deciphered by a team from Yangming University in Taipei (the research project is still running). There are also Chinese caterpillars (laboratory, the wild is imported from Tibet) and high quality strains of other mushrooms, such as Monascus purpureus . Only after long study of the content of substances and chemical-taxonomic problems of fungal and herbal medicines we realize why their cultivation in guaranteed quality (as opposed to aspirin production) requires equipment and knowledge equipment on a world level.
Taiwanese analysis project of glossy glass genome
Herbs from China are cheap, but they suffer from many problems
The vast majority of herbal material for traditional Chinese medicine is grown in continental China. But that is not as obvious as it would seem. The tradition of Chinese medicine was almost uprooted in China during the "Cultural Revolution" in the 1950s. I do not want to deal with history here, which I do not know too much about. The truth remains that traditional Chinese medicine has been feudal in socialist China for several decades.
Until the 1980s, the Chinese government had been forced to make Tsien Shu-sen (Chinese Ciolkovsky) out of his specialty. Since the 1990s, the official TEC has been officially condemned, and in the new millennium TCM in the PRC has enjoyed full government support. However, as it happens when an old stand is erected, the same plants usually do not grow in its place, but ruderal r-strategists, or weeds.
In the 1990s, China plunged into a phase of unbridled capitalism. Traditional herbs have begun to grow in great, but not in respect of tradition, but in pursuit of wealth. Maximizing profit and competitiveness is all about sacrificing. I'm a fan of the Chinese, but it can not be shining; herbs exported from the PRC are really often a place for poisonous medicinal substances. The Chinese Communists are desperate of those who are businessmen, they execute it on a running belt ( , , , ), Recently banned 400 firms exporting low-quality Chinese herbs ( ), It does not help.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Health has repeatedly found in the herbs cultivated in China the unacceptable levels of various harmful substances: pesticides, preservatives, veterinary medicines, bleaching additives, artificial sweeteners and other ).
Taiwan from China imports only very high quality TCM products
The high development of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan is associated with very high quality requirements for herbs, most of which are imported from Taiwan and China from continental China and other countries. Healers and traders demand high quality, as local customers can appreciate it. Taiwan thus becomes a filter through which poor quality will not pass.
Taiwanese legislators are actively involved in the issue of the quality of imported Chinese herbs. There is already established a system of import licenses for companies importing Chinese herbs. This system is intended to tighten up the Taiwanese government ( ). It can be said that the Taiwanese Chinese know best how to make the tricks of their dishonest soukmenovce. For example, for ginseng that can not be grown in Taiwan, there is a consensus that direct quality control is needed to guarantee its quality and purity throughout the cultivation and processing process.
Taiwan's environment is particularly suitable for mushroom growing
In addition to respecting the Chinese medical tradition and control of the genome of mushrooms grown, and in particular shiny oars, Taiwan has a great advantage for mushroom growing - its climatic and geographical conditions.
Mushrooms require a particularly clean environment
Mushrooms are a natural bioaccumulator of heavy metals. Even in clean environments, they can accumulate a lot. Heavy metals are particularly tricky because even in small concentrations they tend to destroy primarily the nervous system and the brain cells. Anyone buying or collecting mushrooms should be interested in the environment in which the mushrooms grew. According to Prof. Váňu ( ) Collecting mushrooms from the contaminated areas (Ostrava, Northern Bohemia ...) is not paid at all.
Taiwan guarantees the purity of the mushrooms and the optimal climate
Geographically, Taiwan lies across the Cancer Tropical and has an area roughly the same as Slovakia. It typically has an island climate - a constant temperature (30 ° C in summer, 15 ° C in winter) without any difference between day and night and almost 100% humidity. Mushrooms in Taiwan will grow even where you do not want (shoes, belt, leather nappies, sheets, wooden furniture, not to mention legs).
Most industries and populations are concentrated in the western lowland area. The eastern zone of the mountain (more than 200 shields over 3,000m) is constantly created by the subduction of the ocean plate and consists mainly of steep shields separated by vertical canyons. The highest mountain is the nearly four-thousand-mile Nephrite Mountain. If there are larger roads in the mountains, they can not go along the surface - they have to be built in a tunnel-bridge way.
Perhaps the most important factor contributing to the cleanliness of Taiwan is its rainfall regime. In the mountainous regions, hot rain rinses several times a day, constantly scrubbing air dirt. There is a period of drizzle for weeks. This is due to the compression of the ocean winds that hit the Taiwanese mountains. When it gets cold air, it does not cool in Taiwan, but it gets darker. Despite the modern way of life, the air in Taiwan is constantly clean.