Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic medical system that has been developed in China over the past 2500 years. In TCM, not only symptoms are treated, but the disease is observed and treated holistically. Every individual therapy therefore requires a detailed discussion and is supplemented by Chinese tongue and pulse diagnostics.
According to the Chinese view, health means a state of perfect harmony or balance between the opposing forces Yin and Yang. As long as yin and yang are in balance, body and mind are healthy. Just like yin and yang, qi must be in harmony. The Qi flows along the meridians and connects all internal organs. As long as sufficient Qi can flow freely in the whole body, people are physically and mentally healthy.
With its methods, TCM aims to normalize this flow again and thus restore harmony between mind and body. The therapeutic methods of Chinese medicine include traditional herbal medicines, acupuncture, Tuina, Qi Gong, and nutrition. These are known as the “five pillars” of Chinese medicine.