Yet this is health: To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence.
~Bertha Stuart Dyment
WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE?
Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is a medicine which originated in China over 3,000 years ago. It is believed that this medicine dates back longer than archeological evidence confirms because there were eras where book burnings took place and a lot of material was lost. The basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine is shown on the yin and yang symbol, and that is balance.
A REFLECTION OF THE UNIVERSE
Just as shells so eloquently depict, nature has an inherent ability to spontaneously link both the microcosm and macrocosm into an intricately woven pattern. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has acquired its' wisdom from thousands of year of observing nature. The body is viewed not as a separate entity, but as an extension of the universe, its' elements, and patterns. This profound observation served as a compass for TCM treatments and has been responsible for evoking lasting wellness in many who received treatments.
THE BODY IS A SELF HEALING ORGANISM
It it understood that if the body, which is considered its' own universe, is in harmony, then no disease (dis ease) can occur. The body itself is a miraculous organism and when a TCM practitioner implements treatment, their only job is removing obstacles (excess) and nourishing deficiency so that the body itself can do it's natural job of healing. So if compared to planting a seed - the gardener simply creates a harmonious environment for the plant to thrive (good soil, access to sunlight and water) but it is the DNA and life force of the plant itself that creates its' growth in response to the balanced environment.
COMMON CONDITIONS THAT TCM TREATS:
Infertility (male and female)
Acute and chronic pain
High blood pressure
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome