Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the great herbal systems of the world, dating back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of usage. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge. Chinese herbal medicines are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained practitioner. Over thousands of years, experienced doctors have compiled detailed information about the pharmacopoeia and placed great emphasis on the protection of the patient. Allergic type reactions are rare, and will cause no lasting damage if treatment is stopped as soon as undesired symptoms appear. The primary difference between Chinese and Western medicine can be described as Chinese treats the Yang and Western treats the Yin. Everything in the universe can be described in terms of Yin or Yang. This is one of the underlying philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. When applied to medicine in general, Western medicine acts upon the Yin of the body, the substance of the body, the actual cells and chemicals. Traditional medicine works more on the energy that animates those cells.
Top Traditional Chinese Medicine Museums in China

Top Traditional Chinese Medicine Museums in China

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM for short, was created by ancient Han people and has been popular in the country for thousands of years. Based on the ancient oriental philosophy, yin and yang theory, the five elements theory and...

Unique TCM Characters

Unique TCM Characters

Traditional Chinese Medicine refers to a medical science created by Han people, mainly majoring human physiology, pathology and diagnosis and so on. It originates in primitive society, and the theory basically formed in the Spr...

Functions and Diagnostic Methods of TCM

Functions and Diagnostic Methods of TCM

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM for short is valuable heritage of ancient Chinese people, and has made great contributions to the Chinese civilization and world medicine history. Over thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Me...

Chinese Medical Classics

Chinese Medical Classics

The Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic The Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic, or Internal Classic for short, whose author is unknown, is the earliest medical classic in China,and it’s one of the great four traditional medi...

Popular and Useful Treatment of TCM

Popular and Useful Treatment of TCM

Moreover, Bianque's ways of treatment varied into more branches, such as acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, acupressure, cupping, therapeutic exercise and nutrition. Traditional Chinese medicine is a complete medical syste...

Well-known Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Well-known Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is like a treasure in the world, and it’s an indispensable part of world medicine. With its special charm, more and more foreigners are attracted by the oriental medicine. There are some famous a...