What is the meaning of TCM?
Traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, physical exercise, and massage. Also called Oriental medicine and TCM.
What are the 6 Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques?
Therapeutic Methods TCM encompasses several methods designed to help patients achieve and maintain health. There are 6 modern therapeutic methods used in TCM, including acupuncture, moxibustion, tui na massage, cupping/scraping, Chinese herbs, and TCM nutrition.
What’s the difference between Eastern medicine and Western medicine?
Western medicine refers to a system where medical professionals utilize medical treatments to treat symptoms of diseases. Eastern medicine refers to nonconventional treatments that focus on the person rather than just the symptoms.
What is considered traditional Chinese?
Traditional Chinese is the conventional or orthodox writing system that has been used by the people of China for thousands of years and does not contain any of the standardised character sets introduced by the government in 1946.
What are the three main philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine?
The philosophical strands that gave the greatest impetus to the development of traditional Chinese medicine are the theories of Essential Qi, Yin-Yang and the Five Elements.
How do you diagnose TCM?
The traditional diagnostic methods of TCM are fourfold: Inspection; Inquiry; Auscultation and Olfaction; Palpation. Inspection or visual examination consists of observing the patient’s vitality and overall appearance, complexion, physical condition, behavior, tongue, bodily secretions and excretions.
Why Eastern medicine is better than Western?
Western medicine is reactive care that treats disease and other ailments as they arise. Eastern medicine, however, provides more preventative care that works to make sure body systems such as the immune and digestive systems are functioning at their best.