Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healing that developed in China about 3,000 years ago and has changed very little over the centuries. It’s based on the idea that laws of nature can be used to understand the inner working of the body.
Chinese herbal medicine, also knows as TCM, Chinese herbs and oriental medicine, is a major component of traditional Chinese medicine, which has the goal of restoring the balance between energy, body, and spirit to maintain good health. Restoring balance is accomplished through the use of herbs. The variety of chinese herbs used combined with the numerous individual uses prescribed by practitioners makes it incredibly difficult to evaluate the individual effectiveness. Commencing in the 1950s, these teachings were modernized in the people's republic of China so as to integrate many anatomical and pathological notions from Western medicine.
A TCM practitioner will ask you questions about your emotional and mental life as well as your physical symptoms. Knowing whether you are indecisive or have an explosive temper may help him determine what type of gallbladder trouble you’re having, for example. He or she may also check your pulse several times, once for each internal organ, and check the color and texture of your tongue, and then craft a customized treatment designed to enhance your overall health, rather than zeroing in on an infection or injury.
Then he may prescribe a formula of herbs and other ingredients designed to correct whatever imbalance he thinks are causing your troubles. Typically, you will brew these herbs into strong tasting tea. Your practitioner can choose from hundreds of herbs that each have unique improving qualities when prescribing a formula based on your individual symptoms of disease. Your formula may contain only one herb or include a selection of herbs that are known to act more effectively when combined together. This formula may be modified as your treatment progresses to better respond to improvements or changes in your symptoms.
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