What is TCM?
For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been practiced and explored as a science and as an art of healing, based on the philosophical approach of yin and yang. Health and sickness are seen in terms of the human body’s harmonies and disharmonies.
The foundation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is a unique view of the world and the human body - and is different from Western medicine concepts. This view is based on the ancient Chinese perception of humans as microcosms of the larger, surrounding universe — interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. The human body is regarded as an organic entity in which the various organs, tissues, and other parts have distinct functions but are all interdependent. Thus, health and disease relate to balance of the functions.
As a holistic system of healthcare, Chinese Medicine comprises Acupuncture, Tai Chi and Qigong, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na massage, dietary therapy and Feng Shui (environmental balancing) as specialized complementary therapies to treat a wide range of conditions.