Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of health care with a continuous clinical tradition that spans over 3,000 years. Its practice includes acupuncture, herbal treatment, dietary therapy, Tui Na (hands working), moxibustion, cupping, meditation and exercise, such as Tai chi and Qi gong. These therapies promote the body’s ability to heal by working with the natural vital energies inherent within all living beings, and by adjusting and altering the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns.

Essential Characteristics of TCM

The Essential Characteristics of TCM can be summarized in the following two aspects:

  1. Holism

    Holism refers to unity and integrity. TCM emphasizes the unity and integrity of the body, and the inter-relationships of the human body and Nature. The human body itself is seen as an organic whole. Every part composing the body is inter-cooperative and inter-influenced. The human body is also closely related to the natural environment and to the essential unity that exists between interior and exterior conditions, and this inherent wholeness.

    The human body is seen as an organic whole, which is composed of a number of viscera, organs and tissues which have their own respective functions. Each of these functions, however, is a component of the general activity of the body and inter-influenced pathologically. Humans are tied to Nature, and there is in Nature an essential condition for people to live. Changes in the natural world, therefore, may directly or indirectly influence the body, and accordingly may cause physiological or pathological reactions.

  2. Treatment Based upon Syndrome Differentiation

    Treatment Based upon Syndrome Differentiation is the overall analysis of signs and symptoms, and is called "Bian Zheng Shi Zhi”. “Bian Zhen” translates as “Diagnosis” which is an analysis of all of the relevant information of signs and symptoms that are collected through the four methods of diagnosis (observation, listening and smelling, inquiring, pulse feeling and palpation). Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses upon the details of the patient, the environment and location of a disease, as well as the relationship between pathogenic factors and the vital energy, and summarizing these factors into a syndrome (a group of symptoms that are together characteristic of a specific disorder). "Shi Zhi" translates to “Treatment” which involves a determination of the corresponding therapeutic methods to be applied according to conclusions identified by the combined differentiation of signs and symptoms.

    In the clinical practice of TCM, a physician will not only focus on the similarities and differences of diseases, but will also place an emphasis on the similarities and dissimilarities between the syndromes. The inner essence of treatment based upon syndrome differentiation is to adopt different problem-solving methods in response to different qualities of contradiction in the course of disease development.

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