Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), also known as Chinese Medicine, is a complete system of medicine.
It is the world’s oldest continuously recorded medical system with detailed textbooks dated back 2,500 years. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are its key therapies. Dietary therapy, massage, meditation, Chi Gong and Tai Ji (Tai Chi) are also closely associated with TCM.
The way of Chinese medicine understanding the human body is unique. It is a truly holistic system that sees the body-mind processes as an integrated whole, the life and activity of individual human beings have an intimate relationship with the environment.
Integrating Chinese & Western medicine
The practice of Chinese medicine is maturing in the West. The key to its popularity is its effectiveness, its ability to restore the normal functioning of the human body, especially in the treatment of chronic, functional disorders.
Roughly a quarter of the world’s population uses Chinese medicine as an important part of their medical care.
Most people in China do not see Chinese medicine and Western medicine as being in conflict. The two medical systems have their strengthens and weaknesses. At the same time, belief in Chinese medicine remains strong in the area of maintaining health.