The implementation of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine with all-natural healing ingredients, Qi-Chi (Life Force Energy) and Yin-Yang balance is the cornerstone to the development and practice of Ginger Spa’s treatments.
Vietnamese Traditional Medicine
Traditional Vietnamese medicine (TVM) dates back to the 2nd Century B.C during the Hung Vuong Dynasty (Vietnam’s first dynasty). TVM is formed on the basis of the oriental Yin-Yang principle with a great influence from Chinese medicine which leads to the differientiation of two broad types that are typically known as northern medicine (Thuoc Bac) and southern medicine (Thuoc Nam). The southern medicine was originally created by using the materials that are native to Vietnam, whereas the northern medicine uses ingredients that are native to China. Northern medicine is ascribed to be used chiefly for strenghthening or enhancing health while southern medicine focuses on curing ailments and diseases. Despite of the differenece in origins and practices, both forms are developed on the same theoretical foundation of Yin-Yang philosophy, the Five Elements theory, the Y Dich Luc Khi (Six Elements medical I-ching), Blood and Qi or Energy.
Qi (Chi Energy)
The functions of Qi emcompasses of different elements including the provision of movement, defending the body from pathological factors, support or promoting growth and development; while the functions of blood are for nourishment and moistening. In other words, Blood nourishes Qi and Qi moves Blood. In oriental traditions, Qi is of the essence to health, happiness and longevity as found in exercises like Qi-gong, Tai-Chi, and Reiki.
The principle of Yin and Yang, also known as the “unifying principle” is perceived as the oldest philosophical foundation in Oriental culture that was taught by Lao Tzu, Confucius, Buddha, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad… According to Yin and Yang, antagonistic or opposite forces compliment and unify each other forming the ultimate balance that nourishes the soul and body.