Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of medicine that dates back to the third century BCE and is based on the balance and harmony of qi, or life force energy, within the body. TCM looks at the body holistically and divides up organs by their yin or yang nature into twelve main systems in order to understand the flow of energy throughout the body. TCM practices include Chinese herbal therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping therapy.
Learn tools and resources to apply the Five Pillars of Chinese medicine to your life. What are the Five Pillars of Chinese Medicine? 1. Acupuncture and Acupressure (AKA Chinese energy meridian theory) 2. Nutrition 3. Qi Gong 4. Herbs 5. Massage Therapy
In this accessible guide to the body clock in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the author shows how to support the body’s natural rhythms of activity, recognize the body’s signals of imbalance and find their sources, and achieve healing on the physical and energetic levels.