What you need to know about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
- TraditionalChinese Medicine (TCM)has been practiced for thousand of years in China and other parts of East Asia. It is the oldest continuously practiced medicine.
- TCM is acomplete system of medicine, treating the root cause of a disease, so that the body can heal within.
- TCM is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, moxibustion, massage (such as tuina), exercise and breathing therapy (qigong, taiqi,meditation), and diet and lifestyle advice.
- While TCM is an ancient healing art, it is useful for modern ailments and can be used both preventatively and with other wellness approaches.
- TCM identifies and treats the disharmony and imbalance within the body.
- TCM restores and strengthens the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
KeyPrinciples of TCM
- The body is an integrated whole
- The person is completely connected to nature
- The person is born with a natural ability to self-heal
- Prevention is the best cure and this is the core concept in TCM
What can TCM / Acupuncture Treat?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions.
According to the World Health Organization, it is proven to be effective in treating, but not limited to, the conditions listed below:
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
- Colds and flus
- Dysentery, acute bacillary
- Dysmenorrhoea, primary
- Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Headache Hypertension, essential Hypotension,
- Knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Low back pain
- Malposition of fetus
- Menstrual issues
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Renal colic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Shoulder and neck tension and more!