Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is originated in China, is one of the world's most ancient medical systems still widely practiced today. It has developed over centuries and has its own theoretical principles, diagnostic technologies and characteristic therapies. For thousands of years, TCM has played a major role in maintaining the health of Chinese people.
TCM sees the body as a whole with a network of meridians connecting and coordinating the internal organs. TCM also holds as its central belief that health in all parts of the body is due to the relative balance of Yin and Yang. Yin-
Health is more than just the absence of disease. TCM treats not only the disease but also the person. It offers the treatment locally and systemically, and provides treatment for strengthening the deficiency of the body and meanwhile draining the excess of the body so as to strengthen the body resistance to eliminate pathogenic factors. Each symptom is looked at in relation to all other presenting symptoms. TCM doctors consider all the physical, mental and emotional aspects to assess the entire condition of the patient and to find out imbalance and disharmony of the body. The aim of the treatment is to restore, promote and maintain good health.
The First Wealth is Health
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-