Traditional Chinese Medicine – TCM
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system originating in China over 2,000 years ago that has been used ever since to prevent, diagnose, and treat neurological, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, mental, emotional, reproductive, eye and ear disorders.
It is based on the understanding that qi, the body’s vital energy flows along meridians channels in the body and keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health in balance.
The calm flow of qi (between man and the world, as well as in the body itself) literally means the health of the body and spirit. Symptoms of disease occur when the energy flow stops or is disturbed. It can be caused by external factors, climate (cold, hot, wind), internal (stress, fatigue, exhaustion or emotions) and others, such as improper nutrition or injuries. The aim of TCM is to view man in connection with all aspects of his life and to restore a harmonious flow of energy between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang, between the various organs of the body and between our body and the environment.
Traditional Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, physical exercise (tai chi and qigong), and tuina massage.