An Ancient Science
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a holistic approach to health and does not make a distinction between the physical, mental, and emotional components of life. The underlying principles of TCM emphasize the body's relationship with nature and its surrounding forces. Health is viewed as an ongoing process of maintaining balance and harmony in the circulation of qi, or vital energy force. TCM focuses on the underlying cause of disease, as well as symptoms. This form of medicine includes a broad range of modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, qi gong, tai qi, and dietary recommendations.