Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) has existed for over 4000
years. It is an unique and independent medical system with its
own principles, diagnostic methods and therapies.
TCM views the body as an organic whole with a network of
meridians connecting and coordinating the internal organs, Qi
(vital energy), blood, body fluids, muscles, bones, tendons and
TCM is a truly holistic form of medicine. It aims at treating the
whole body rather than just the symptoms. It believes that health
in all parts of the body is due to the relative balance of YIN
and YANG. Yin-Yang theory forms the basis of TCM’s holistic
approach to health and disease and also offers practical
guidance. It emphasises the body as a whole concentrating on
strengthening the patient’s own immune system and corrects the
imbalance of the internal organs.
The aim of Chinese medicine and treatment is to regulate the
meridians or channels of the body to unblock the stagnation of
Qi, as it believes that disease is caused by these blockages
within the body.
The channels are related to the internal organs, which if out of
balance is another important factor in the cause of disease.
Chinese medicine and treatment are used to correct this