Traditional Chinese Medicine is the product of thousands of years of investigation and experience. Rooted in Taoist philosophy, it is purely holistic system of healing that understands mini-body processes as an inter-connected system requiring balance and harmony. Traditional Chinese Medicine employs modalities such as Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Cupping and Tai Chi.
Key principles that are practiced in TCM include the following:
- Each human is an integrated whole (mins, emotions, spirit, physical body)
- Each human is connected to nature (seasons, geographical location, time of day)
- Each human is born with a natural self-healing ability
- Prevention is the best cure
Why is it helpful?
TCM is a medical framework that is informed by modern medicine but based upon thousands of years of empirical experience. It is a medical framework that was borne from nature with the intention of treating the root cause of illness as opposed to palliating symptoms.
TCM has a vast scope of reach as it benefits a broad range of conditions and helps to optimize general health. One of the most beautiful elements of this framework of medicine us that it evaluates the body differently than conventional medicine – it looks at organs as pairs and excesses and deficiencies as causes for illness. It can access and treat deeper levels than what can be achieved with conventional medicine alone.