Last Modified on Jan 18, 2014
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is far more than acupuncture. The holistic herbal and energetic treatments of TCM are exceptionally effective and increasingly well-regarded by patients and modern medicine alike.
While traditional Chinese medicine has ancient roots, it probably is more popular than ever especially as it expands more vigorously into the West. Chinese herbalists, massage therapists, and Gi Gung practitioners are increasingly available throughout the world.
Chinese medicine does incorporate the ideas of balance described by the principles of yin and yang as well as the concept of chi; however, TCM is likewise very concerned with six other principles including trying to balance the body's "hot" and "cold" influences and with the interconnected nature of the body's organs along its energy meridians. The Chinese medicine expert is always seeking a healthy homeostasis.
Natural Cures: As opposed to Western healthcare models, Traditional Chinese Medicine sees the appearance of disease as a failure of medical practice to prevent illness in the first place. Thus TCM is always concerned with keeping the body in proper balance and therefore good health.
Hi Everyone, I know a few of you have expressed an interest in Chinese herbs. Also, that you would like to learn more. I just received this video of Ron Teeguarden a master Chinese herbalist speaking on what determines how fast we age.
I am finding my health becoming stronger, my energy even and calm and my mind clearer from taking Chinese tonic herbs. They build the body and the adaptogens work in both directions and regulate the body to find its homeostasis. It has been just over 6 months in which I have been taking them on a regular daily basis and it is amazing! I found it very interesting and I hope you do too. Lisa
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