Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Definition of Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been around for over thirty centuries as is still practiced today as much as ever. It’s a ancient and comprehensive system of medicine that is used to treat any and every ailment a person could possibly have.

It takes into account not only the symptoms, but the causes. Rather than just put forward a cure, it focuses on preventive measures too. To the practitioners of TCM, the patterns and laws of nature as applied to the human body are most important to health.

This system of medicine, based on herbs, diet, massage and acupuncture is based heavily on natural balance. When the body, mind and spirit are in perfect harmony, health and wellbeing will be the result. If focuses on the root of the problem and tries to cure it by bringing balance back to the system.

There are hundreds of herbs and combination formulas in Chinese medicine. These are some of the most important ones:

  • Peony
  • Ginseng
  • Astragalus
  • Zizyphus
  • Red Jujube fruit
  • Schizandra fruit
  • Eucommia bark
  • Cornus fruit
  • Polygala root
  • Lycium fruit
  • Prepared Rehmannia root
  • Poria sclerotium
  • Morinda root
  • Cistanche stem
  • Codonopsis root
  • Atractylodes rhizome
  • Dong quai root
  • Chinese White Peony root
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Red Jujube fruit
  • Chinese Licorice root

The traditional Chinese medicine system has withstood the test of time due to it’s effectiveness. These herbs are powerful helpers to maintain wellness.

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