Traditional Chinese Medicine information is only
intended as educational. Any self diagnosis and
use of TCM is done so at your own risk. There are
many considerations necessary before starting an
TCM regiment and it is recommended that anyone
seeking alternative methods of therapy should
first consult with their primary health care
provider and also a qualified CAM practitioner.
Traditional Chinese medicine (also known as TCM or T.C.M., is a range of traditional
medical practices used in China that developed during several thousand years. It is a
form of Oriental medicine, which includes other traditional East Asian medical systems
such as Japanese and Korean medicine. TCM says processes of the human body are
interrelated and constantly interact with the environment. Therefore the theory looks
for the signs of disharmony in the external and internal environment of a person in
order to understand, treat and prevent illness and disease. TCM theory is based on a
number of philosophical frameworks including the Theory of Yin-yang, the Five
Elements, the human body Meridian system, Zang Fu theory, and others. Diagnosis
and treatment are conducted with reference to these concepts. TCM does not usually
operate within a scientific paradigm but some practitioners make efforts to bring
practices into an evidence-based medicine framework. TCM uses herbs, herbal
combinations, acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy and mind-body therapy to
bring about a natural healing process.
Complementary and Alternative
Medicine of Williamsburg
|Some additional references for continued research and education:
Chinese Herbs by John D. Keys, Charles E. Tuttle Company 1976
Chinese Medicine by Tom Williams, Ph.D., Barnes & Noble 1996
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