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What is TCM?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world. It has 2,500 years of history and has been evolving ever since and is well developed. Nature is the characteristic of TCM. The basic idea of Chinese medicine is that our bodies are a microcosm of the world and universe surrounding us, and are interconnected with nature and subject to its forces.

"Yin" and "Yang"

Yin and yang is a complex relational concept in Chinese culture that has developed over thousands of years. Briefly put, the meaning of yin and yang is that the universe is governed by a cosmic duality, sets of two opposing and complementing principles or cosmic energies that can be observed in nature. The balance of yin and yang is important. If yin is stronger, yang will be weaker, and vice versa. Yin and yang can interchange under certain conditions so that they are usually not yin and yang alone. In other words, yin elements can contain certain parts of yang, and yang can have some components of yin. This balance of yin and yang is perceived to exist in everything. Some examples: • light and dark • Positive and negative • Fire and water • Good and evil

TCM starts with the concept of Qi

(pronounced "chee").

Qi is energy in the very broadest sense possible. • Qi is universal. • Qi embraces all manifestations of energy, from the most material aspects of energy (such as the earth beneath your feet, your computer, and flesh and blood) to the most immaterial aspects (light, movement, heat, nerve impulses, thought, and emotion). Life, it is said in the Chinese medical classics, is a gathering of Qi. A healthy (and happy) human being is a dynamic but harmonious mixture of all the aspects of Qi that make up who we are. Qi is in a state of continuous flux, transforming endlessly from one aspect of Qi into another. It is neither created nor is it ever destroyed; it simply changes in its manifestation. In order to talk about the relationships between the various aspects and manifestations of Qi within a given context, Chinese philosophy employs the concept of yin and yang.

Five element theory

Also referred to as Wu Xing or the five phases, has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for centuries. An early mention can be found in the ancient text Huangdi Neijing, which likely dates back to 300 B.C. Even so, this theory still has many believers today. According to some traditions, everything in the universe comes from the five elements: wood, fire, earth, water, and metal. These five elements including the stages of life, and are used to explain the functioning of the body and its changes during periods of health or illness. The ancient concept of Chinese medicine emphasizes nature and health. The core idea of traditional Chinese medicine is that the right use of rational, preventive measures can cure diseases. However, if the problem is not diagnosed early enough, then the disorder at one point will trigger the disorder at other points, and then significant symptoms will appear. Traditional Chinese medicine therapy includes acupuncture, cupping, massage, Gua Sha, diet therapy,traditional Chinese medicine and so on. The principles of traditional Chinese medicine promote your whole body health and wellness, which can guide you as you develop a healthy lifestyle that connects physical, emotional, environmental, nutritional and spiritual health.

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