Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in China thousands of years ago. TCM treatment use herbs, acupuncture, massage and other methods to treat a wide range of conditions.
The concept of TCM is different from Western medicine concept. TCM science views human body as a whole. Various organs, tissues, and other parts in the body, have distinct functions but are all interdependent.
The methods of TCM:
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is a major part of TCM, which focus on the balance of energy, body and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a paricular disease. Herbs are used to restoring balance by nourishing the body.
By stimulating specific points on the body, most ofter by inserting thin metal needles through the skin, practioners seek to remove blockages in the circulating of the body.
Cupping therapy is a treatment in which a cup sucked to the skin to create local stimulation for disease treatment and prevention. The secret is the negative pressure created by consuming the air inside the cup with fire or other methods.
Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure techniques.
Moxibustion therapy literally means the burning of moxa. It is a therapy that can prevent and treat diseases with heat stimulation on acupoints or related parts of the body.
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