Definitions for "Traditional chinese medicine"
Keywords:  acupuncture, tcm, yin, yang, herbal
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient system of health care that takes a holistic approach, fashioning remedies to treat a whole person rather than merely its ailing parts. It includes acupuncture, herbology, nutritional counselling, tuina (acupressure and massage) and exercise (tai chi and qi gong). At its centre is the understanding that sickness results from disturbances to the flow of energy in the body, qi (pronounced "chee"), or from a lack of equilibrium between contrasting aspects of yin and yang.
This is the term used by the Chinese to cover the synthesis of Chinese medicine created after the cultural revolution. Under Communism, the more spiritual aspects of Chinese medicine were not emphasised.
A complete system of medicine which has been practiced in China for over 2,000 years. It combines herbal medicine with acupuncture, manipulative therapy and food cures. It aims to restore harmony to the body and balance Yin and Yang.
a preventive rather that curative approach revolving around theories of energy flow and elements.