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An ancient civilization's medicine involved acupuncture, did you know that? Medicine in ancient times were very different from each other, and very different from ours. Medicine has beliefs in it as well as things we still use! Some ancient civilizations made all of their medicine and some were influenced by other civilizations. We have used some medicine from ancient time and some not.
Ancient Roman medicine was influenced by ancient Greece's medicine. Ancient Roman medicine involved a person called a "medical specialist" and they knew alot about medicine and medical treatments and are trained to treat the hurt and sick. The ancient romans used healthy herbs as medicine by eating and digesting them. There were many herbs with benefits and some had negative effects on the body. Ancient Rome may have influenced us because we use herbs in our medicine and even in our food sometimes.
Ancient China used medicine is ways you may not expect for an ancient civilization. Ancient China used tea as medicine, tea is healthy when there is no added sugar or chemicals or mostly anything we put in it today. Ancient China believed that if your yin and yang are out of balanced when your sick and how this happened was that you lacked exercise or ate unhealthy foods. You restored your Yin and Yang with exercise and healthy food. some of the medicines Ancient China used were acupuncture, using moxa for moxibustion. (Acupuncture, puncturing the skin with needles to help with emotional, mental, and physical problems.) (Moxa, a substance from dried leaves from an asian plant, used for moxibustion). (moxibustion burning moxa on or near the skin to counteract irritation.)
Comparisons between the two ancient civilizations are that both of them used healthy herbs for digesting and ancient China had acupuncture, tea, and moxibustion and ancient Rome was influenced by Ancient Greece and had a slave called "medical specialist". The two ancient civilizations also influenced us with tea, acupuncture, moxibustion, herbs, and the medical specialist (doctor/dentist/nurse.)
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