Saturday, November 28, 2020

If your body feels cold, warm it; feels hot, cool it.

In hot summer days, we wear less clothes and would love going to the beach for a good swim. When it gets cold in winter, we would rather stay home and keep warm. This is common sense. You go to a party and eat a lot of meat today. To help with digestion, you also...

Six External Factors That Cause Diseases -01

The six factors here refer to wind, cold, summer heat, humidity, dryness and fire. TCM calls them the “six evils” because they are the main causes of all diseases. It is the excess of these factors that causes the human organs to malfunction. Under normal conditions, they are just six manifestations of nature as a...

Your body is a miniature version of the universe

The universe is made up of four basic elements: soil, water, fire and wind. In recent days, the Hawaii Kilauea volcano erupts and people are evacuated. The lava destroys everything as it flows; many trees are burnt down. We see smoke rising above the forest. The scene gives us an idea of how the earth evolves...

TCM Treatment of Internal Diseases

Symptoms & disease TCM can be difficult for western researchers to study because its treatments are often complex and are based on ideas very different from those of modern Western medicine. It is better to use TCM herbal remedies under the supervision of your health care provider or a professional trained in herbal medicine than to try...

What is TCM and shall we use it to treat our health problems?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices to treat or prevent health problems. It involves a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have become a tradition developed in China for more than 3,000 years, including various...

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,...

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,...

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...

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.
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