Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of health and wellness that’s been used in China for thousands of years. While western medicine tends to focus on treating a specific condition or disease, TCM looks at your entire well-being.
Western medicine views the body a bit like a car or other machine. It sees the human body as being made up of separate parts and systems that are relatively unrelated.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, on the other hand, sees the body as an integrated whole. TCM healing is based on balance, harmony, and energy.
“In the past, people practiced the Tao, the Way of Life. They understood the principle of balance as represented by the transformations of the energies of the universe. They formulated exercises to promote energy flow to harmonize themselves within the universe. They ate a balanced diet at regular times, arose and retired at regular hours, avoided over stressing their bodies and minds, and refrained from overindulgence of all kinds. They maintained well-being of body and mind; thus, it is not surprising that they lived over one hundred years.“
― Maoshing Ni, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine