Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is originated in China, is one of the world's
most ancient medical systems still widely practiced today. It has developed over
centuries and has its own theoretical principles, diagnostic technologies and characteristic
therapies. For thousands of years, TCM has played a major role in maintaining the
health of Chinese people.
TCM sees the body as a whole with a network of meridians connecting and coordinating
the internal organs. TCM also holds as its central belief 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 in the prevention and management of diseases.
Health is more than just the absence of disease. TCM treats not only the disease
but also the person. It offers the treatment locally and systemically, and provides
treatment for strengthening the deficiency of the body and meanwhile draining the
excess of the body so as to strengthen the body resistance to eliminate pathogenic
factors. Each symptom is looked at in relation to all other presenting symptoms.
TCM doctors consider all the physical, mental and emotional aspects to assess the
entire condition of the patient and to find out imbalance and disharmony of the body.
The aim of the treatment is to restore, promote and maintain good health.