Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to the ancient medicine practices first recorded in China over 2,500 years ago. Its foundations are based on the philosophy of Taoism, where disease is seen to result from the incorrect or imbalanced flow of circulation, oxygen and energies of the body; an acute example may be the trauma of a sprained ankle, or in disease processes, the impeded functioning of the lung bronchioles in respiratory infections.
Chinese Medicine seeks to address the original cause of disease, in addition to treating its symptoms. By correcting these imbalances, accelerated healing can commence and balance restored to the body. Learn more about the health conditions TCM can treat here.
The cornerstones of TCM include the physical treatments of acupuncture, remedial massage (Tui Na) and restorative physical exercises, and the internal nourishment of herbal and nutritional therapy, meditation and lifestyle improvements.
Today, scientific research is mirroring the outcomes of this traditional healing practice.