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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient form of healthcare that dates back over 2,500 years and includes natural treatments such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, dietary advice, stress/emotional support, exercise including tai chi and qi gong and treatments such as cupping and moxibustion. TCM along with Ayurveda two of the oldest and most renowned forms of ancient medicine in the world and are returning quickly in popularity. TCM practitioners look to treat the root cause of disease and take a holistic approach to helping people experience complete healing without the use of conventional drugs.

What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a type of holistic, natural health care system that dates back at least 2,000 years to the year 200 B.C. TCM is “holistic” and “natural” because it stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms and takes into account all aspects of a patient’s life, rather than just several obvious signs or symptoms. TCM practitioners view the body as a complex network of interconnected parts (part of a larger concept known as Qi), rather than separate systems or organs.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments aim to correct imbalances in the body and primarily work in three major ways:

  • Addressing a patient’s external factors and environment

  • Helping patients relate to their internal emotions in a healthier way, including managing stress

  • Improving someone’s lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise routine

Organs that are especially focused on during TCM treatments include the kidneys, heart, spleen, liver, lung, gallbladder, small intestine and large intestine. Depending on the specific type, the benefits of TCM therapies range considerably. Some of the health problems most commonly treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies include:

  • Chronic pain

  • Arthritis

  • Fatigue

  • Infertility

  • Liver disease

  • Headaches

  • Indigestion

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • High blood pressure

  • PMS or menopause symptoms

  • Cancer recovery or chemotherapy

Different Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies include:

  • Acupuncture: Helps lower pain, improve hormonal balance and combat stress

  • Cupping therapy: Used for pain management, improving immunity and helping with digestion

  • Herbal medicine: Used to control inflammation, fight free radical damage and boost liver function

  • Nutrition: For preventing deficiencies, boosting energy and improving detoxification

  • Exercise: Including Qi gong or tai chi for flexibility, strength and concentration

  • Massage: Soft tissue manipulation for improving blood flow, one of which is called tui na

  • Moxibustion: Burning an herb near the skin

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Dr Flavia Morone

Specialist in TCM, coach practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic programming

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