Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Cochise Acupuncture

By: Cochise Acupuncture  04/14/2015
Keywords: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage (anmo tuina), exercise and breathing therapy (such as qigong), and diet and lifestyle advice. The most popular forms of TCM health care are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine has an uninterrupted history of development in China and other parts of East Asia dating back thousands of years. The primary feature of modern TCM is the premise that good health relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony, balance and order to the individual. TCM takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as it does on the treatment. TCM treatment decision making Clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment principles are based on the theoretical frameworks of TCM which seeks to identify underlying symptom patterns that indicate how the body is or has become dysfunctional. Treatment is focused on the underlying condition as well as treating the presenting symptoms. Clinical decision-making and patient management strategies are also influenced by contemporary Western approaches to health care, including infection control practices and known interactions of herbal medicines with pharmaceuticals and other therapeutic substances.

Keywords: Acupuncture And Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture Specialist, Acupuncture Treatment, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine

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