Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to a broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 3,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, and meditation-exercise (Tai-chi and Qi-gong).

images-111These practices are common part of medical care throughout East Asia, but are considered Alternative Medicine in the Western world.

The doctrines of Chinese medicine are rooted in books such as the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon , as well as in cosmological notions like Yin/Yang and the Five Phases. However, many of its assumptions, including the model of the body, or concept of disease, are not supported by modern evidence-based medicine.