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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a completely integrated system of medicine used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. It is the world's oldest, continually practiced medicine with a documented clinical history of 2500 years. The primary treatment modalities include Acupuncture, Herbals, Diet, Exercise, Tui Na Massage and Cupping.
Our bodies are governed by elegant self-regulating, self-correcting mechanisms. Western medicine calls this internal balancing function ‘homeostasis’. Blood pressure regulation, pH balance, stable blood sugar, regular heartbeat, wound healing, immunity, etc. are all examples of homeostasis.
Chinese medicine refers to homeostasis as the balance of Yin and Yang because TCM is based on an energetic perspective of the body rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine. This energy model is grounded in the dynamics of the Vital Substances: Qi, Jing, Blood & Fluids. Health is the quality and balance of these Vital Substances, while disease is the disturbance and disorder of them.
While at first glance this perspective seems incongruent to Western medical thinking, TCM is simply a different methodical way of organizing, understanding and approaching the body's metabolism, immunity, homeostasis and disease.
The goal of TCM, like all medicine, is to promote and restore optimal functioning and health to the body.