Traditional Chinese Medicine

What are Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture?

What is TCM?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM; simplified Chinese: 中医; traditional Chinese: 中醫; pinyin: Zhōngyi) is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine. TCM is widely used in Greater China (where it has long been the standard system of medicine), and is becoming increasingly popular and recognized worldwide (where it is primarily approached as alternative medicine).

What Is Acupuncture?

ac·u·punc·ture
ˈakyo͞oˌpəNG(k)(t)SHər/

A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.

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