Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

Unlike conventional Western medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine views symptoms and diseases as a sign of imbalance in the whole person rather than something that only affects specific parts of the body. The goal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit as a whole.

TCM uses many different techniques to help restore balance and harmony within the body. These include diet, acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and qigong. Each of the techniques used in TCM help to balance various systems in the body, mind, and spirit. These systems include chi (vital energy that animates the whole body), shen (spirit), the 12 organ systems, and the meridians (the energy that connects the organ systems).

Why Chose Traditional Chinese Medicine?

TCM is widely recognized around the world for its high success rates in curing disease along with low costs. TCM would be a good fit for anyone with spiritual beliefs as the whole body, mind, and spirit approach is going to better align with your beliefs than regular Western medicine. TCM is said to be highly effective for treating certain conditions and diseases that Western medicine is incapable of curing such as heart disease and arthritis. It is also very effective for treating gynecological problems like menopause and premenstrual syndrome, problems with the immune system, and allergies. It is also effective at treating chronic fatigue syndrome which is generally very difficult to treat with Western medicine as well as fibromyalgia.

Who Uses Traditional Chinese Medicine?

TCM has been around for over 5,000 years and is widely used today in China, Korea, and Japan. The internationalization of TCM is currently growing as we begin to better understand the science behind natural medicines and why they are effective.

Where To Find A Practitioner?

It is important to find a fully licensed practitioner to consult with before trying out any of the TCM healing systems because although they are all completely safe it is an extremely complex system that is not designed to be used without professional supervision. The herbal medicine in TCM usually consists of complicated formulas combining many different herbs and it is not the sort of thing that you can just make at home without knowing what you are doing. Below is a list of resources to help you find a qualified TCM practitioner.


The NZ Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society

The Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association

The Association Of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture UK

American TCM Association


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