What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicinal practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China. They are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years and include various forms of
- Herbal medicine,
- Massage (Tui na)
- Exercise (Qigong)
- Dietary Therapy
TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems.
In the west, we tend to think of “medicine” as a way of dealing with illness and disease. In contrast, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focuses on achieving health and well being through the cultivation of harmony within our lives.
TCM is based on the Chinese concept of “Qi”, pronounced “chee” and usually translated as “vital energy”, and the theory of “yin and yang” (the harmony of all the opposite elements and forces that make up existence). It believes that:
Harmony brings health, wellbeing, and sustainability.
Disharmony leads to illness, disease, and collapse.
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