Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Traditional Chinese medicine – General Introduction

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), system of medicine at least 23 centuries old that aims to prevent or heal disease by maintaining or restoring yinyang balance. China has one of the world’s oldest medical systems. 

TCM Healing Modalities

TCM has a variety of natural healing methods that can help you resolve your health issues. These ancient healing forms have been used effectively—without harmful side effects—for thousands of years.

Why Chinese medicine is heading for clinics around the world?

For the first time, the World Health Organization will recognize traditional medicine in its influential global medical compendium. Choi Seung-hoon thought he had an impossible assignment. On a grey autumn day in Beijing in 2004, he embarked on a marathon effort to get a couple of dozen representatives from Asian nations to boil down thousands...

Differences in Diagnosis: Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine

So many differences distinguish Chinese and Western medicine, from underlying philosophy to methods of treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of health care that dates back thousands of years, while Western medicine is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Find out how practitioners make a patient diagnosis in Chinese medicine vs Western medicine. What is traditional Chinese...

Chinese herbal medicine – the basics

Chinese herbal medicine is part of a larger healing system called traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which also includes acupuncture, massage dietary advice and exercise. TCM is a popular method of treatment, with nearly three million Australians visiting TCM practitioners every year. The underlying principles of TCM are very different from traditional Western notions about health,...

Traditional Chinese Medicine – knowledge you need to learn

A. Health Preservation in Chinese Medicine According to the theories of Chinese medicine, health preservation means preserving one's body so as to maintain good health, prevent diseases and prolong life expectancy. The key concept of health preservation in Chinese medicine is "Prevent disease before its occurrence". If one wants to preserve health according to the...

Philosophical Basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is a brilliant component of Chinese culture. Characterized by a unique theoretical system and enriched by thousands of years of practical experience, it still possesses great vitality. This seems to be a miracle in the world history of medicine. How could this happen? There are many reasons; the crucial one is...

TCM Concept of disease

In general, disease is perceived as a disharmony (or imbalance) in the functions or interactions of yin and yang, qi or energy, blood flow, internal organs, meridians etc. and of the interaction between the human body and the environment. Therapy is based on which "pattern of disharmony" can be identified. Thus, "pattern discrimination" is the...

Yin and yang in TCM

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (lit. "dark-bright", "negative-positive") describes how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. In Chinese cosmology, the universe creates itself out of a primary chaos of material energy,...

History Of Chinese Medicine

Despite this discrepancy, the Huangdi neijing has been revered for centuries and provides the theoretical concepts for TCM.
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