Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for more than 2,000 years. It is one of the oldest and most reliable healing modalities in use today. It has been proven to be effective where the practices of western medicine have failed. This ancient healing therapy is largely based on the philosophical concept that our body is a small universe with an intricate set of complete and sophisticated interconnected systems. It is believed that the body is comprised of several interconnected systems that must function in harmony with one another for optimum human health and happiness.
How Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Work?
Disease is thought to have been influenced by major factors such as external or environmental, emotional, and lifestyle. Through the use of its modalities, TCM practitioners stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms. Practices used in TCM are as followed:
1. Acupuncture and Acupressure
2. Herbal remedies
6. Chinese massage
7. Exercise such as tai chi and qi gong with meditation
In this alternative therapy, the body's internal organs are considered complex networks, worked and healed accordingly.
What TCM Does
Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated, and prevented illness for many centuries. While Chinese medicine can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, it can also enhance recuperative power, immunity, and the capacity for pleasure, work, and creativity.
What Is TCM Good For?
Over the centuries, Chinese medicine has been effective when treating numerous health conditions.
Modern sciences are still studying its effectiveness for various diseases. Some of the conditions for which TCM is known to be particularly successful include:
3. High cholesterol
4. Nausea and Vomiting
5. Digestive disorders
6. Back pain and Stiff neck
7. Trigeminal neuralgia
10. Cerebral palsy
12. Ulcers and Hepatitis
14. Hay Fever
15. Morning sickness
16. Irregular period or Cramps
17. Parkinson's disease
18. Asthma, Sinusitis
21. Arthritis and Back pain
22. Menopausal symptoms
24. Sleep disorders
25. Stress and Allergies
26. Cancer especially Colorectal cancer
27. Addictions and Infections (respiratory, bladder, vaginal)
28. Male and female fertility disorders
29. Alzheimer's disease
30. Pain (including childbirth and abdominal)
31. Recurrent cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)
32. Chronic migraine headache
TCM therapies are safe, affordable and have virtually no side effects. TCM has the ability to promote and maintain good health which comes from a persons own ability to regulate and ward-off disease factors. By helping to harmonize elements, emotions and spirit the essential aspects good health can be accomplished.
There are a plethora of websites that lists the name, contact information and other basic and detailed descriptions of holistic practitioners in each practice area.
This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation or referral to alternative medicine practices. Please make sure to evaluate your practitioner before selecting to ensure they are in the field that is right for you.