Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM, is a natural and holistic healthcare system which originated in 200 BC. This type of healthcare system is helpful in stimulating the natural healing mechanisms of the body and pays attention to every aspect of the patient’s life instead of focusing on just the obvious symptoms and signs.
According to Chinese medicine practitioners, there are 3 key ways in which this particular medicine helps in the healing of diseases and illnesses:
- It addresses the environment or external factors around a patient’s condition.
- It helps improve the overall lifestyle of the patient, including physical exercise and diet.
- It helps establish a healthy connection between the patient and their personal emotions and this includes the management of stress.
Here are some of the key benefits of taking traditional Chinese medicine:
The number one advantage of traditional Chinese medicine is associated with it being an all-natural form of medicinal therapy. This medicine is made from herbs sourced from nature and has minimal side effects, especially when compared to modern medicine.
Solution for all health problems
Traditional Chinese medicine addresses a range of different minor and major health problems including:
- Chronic pain
- Liver disease
- Hormonal imbalance
- Headaches and migraines
Some of the main therapies used in traditional Chinese medicine for resolving these health problems include acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping therapy, massage, exercise and nutrition.
How to work with your ‘Chi Cycle’
A key element of ancient Chinese medicine is the ‘Chi Cycle’. And what is Chi? It is simply the energy flow in your body within a 24-hour cycle. It indicates how the life force (or chi) rests in various organs at certain times during the day. According to Chinese medicine, when you follow how chi travels through various organs of your body, you can match your daily activities to complement the characteristics of those organs. This will allow you to remain in a constant state of balance!
Latest developments in TCM: A robot masseuse!
According to a recent news article, a Singapore-based technology start-up has managed to design a unique robot masseuse called ‘Emma’ (Expert Manipulative Massage Automation). This robot masseuse is capable of replicating the action of the human thumb and palm for giving therapeutic massages, like shiatsu. Now, this is definitely an exciting development in traditional Chinese medicine!
Traditional Chinese medicine is renowned for its ability to balance the mind, body and soul in addition to offering cures for specific health problems.