Traditional Chinese medicine is a system of medicine practiced by Chinese for many traditions. It includes a holistic approach in diagnosis and treatment. The treatment contains herbs, acupuncture, acupressure, etc.
Before applying any alternative medicines, you should be aware that many of these medicines have not evaluated in scientific studies. Often, only limited information is available about their safety and effectiveness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine otherwise called as TCM is a traditional medical practice originated in China, some 2000 to 3000 years ago.
TCM believes that the life and activity of individual human beings have an intimate relationship with the environment on all levels. It largely considers the philosophical concept that the human body is a small universe.
TCM treatments include herbal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, Qigong and Taiji. TCM evolved for various theories, which include those of:
- Five Phases or elements,
- Human body Channel system - meridian,
- Zang Fu organ theory, etc.
The clinical diagnosis and treatment in Chinese Medicine have mainly based on the yin-yang and five elements theories. These theories apply the phenomena and laws of nature to the study of the physiological activities and pathological changes of the human body and its interrelationships.