Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for thousands of years. In TCM, the body is believed to be an energetic system that must have a balanced, harmonious flow of vital energy.
Known as Qi, this vital energy needs to be balanced in order to maintain good health. Chinese Medicine aims to create wholeness in all things mind, body and spirit.
Traditional Chinese Medicine principles are defined in Yin and Yang. When Yin and Yang are out of balance ill health can occur. TCM believes Yin and Yang is in everything. For example, the masculine Yang represents day, heat and the sun, while the feminine Yin represents the moon, cool and night.
Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood are the five elements also represented in TCM. Inside each is an organ, a season, a taste, a bodily tissue and a sound. Additionally, TCM principles hold three treasures: Qi is the vital essence, Jing is the essence and Xue is the blood.
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