Friday, April 28, 2006

Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Chinese have been seeking and utilizing solutions to treat illnesses and have discovered ways to live longer and healthier lives. The many works of ancient practitioners of their discoveries and findings eventually developed into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The many disciplines of TCM (Herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion, Chinese massage (Tuina), dietary therapy, Qigong, and living lifestyle) have been serving people with solutions to their health problems for more than 3,000 years. TCM is a highly sophisticated, well documented, researched and evidence-based medicine. One quarter of the world’s population use this Asian medicine. This professional medicine has been tested through time and time again – it’s the oldest and second largest medical system in the world. TCM treats and assesses each person as an individual; as opposed to modern medicine that treats on specific diseases or symptoms. TCM is non-invasive and provides suitable environment for the body’s natural ability to heal itself to its harmony and balance of the whole body. There are many theories of studies in TCM. Therefore, TCM has the ability to treat a wide spectrum of diseases.

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