TCM is a 5,000 year old tradition from ancient China. It includes herbs, acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, and diet. (Before, it even included surgery and bone setting.) The medicine has grown over the millennia but stays to the basics of balancing the body’s qi flow. It uses the philosophy of the Five Elements, yin/yang, feng shui and more. It is concerned with the ability to treat a patient without being invasive like surgery. It is designed to help guide the entire body back to health from the root of the problem which can manifest in different organs and even mentally. It sees the mind and body as one therefore a person must be treated as one: there is no separation of mind from body.
The methodology of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)and Oriental Medicne treats many kinds of illnesses. TCM treats the entire person for a balanced life.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history and long proven use of herbs, topical medicine, acupuncture and acupressure to heal the wounded. They are not only great for martial artist, but actually important to have in your medicine cabinet.
There are many ways to discover illnesses; sight/observation, question and answer, touch, pulse, smell and feeling qi.
There are many kinds of treatments that are used in TCM; acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, moxibustion and diet.
Traditional Chinese Medicine understands organs and the function differently. The general functions are similar, but TCM has a deeper understanding.