About the Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated along with Chinese river civilization and flourished since the stage of agricultural civilization. It roots in the soil of 5000 years of traditional Chinese culture, and has developed its own scientific system built upon solid theoretical studies and rich clinical practices accumulated over generations of explorations.  The philosophy of TCM concentrates around its unique concept of ``Qi’’ (similar to ``vitality’’) and focuses on treating the entirety of human body rather than limiting its views to specific parts.  The TCM emphasizes the importance of understanding and utilizing the interactions between nature, environment, physical conditions and psychological factors.  It analyzes human body and diseases from macroscopic, hybrid and dynamic view points.  The treatment strategies of TCM feature enhancements of the stamina and strength of patients and expelling internal and invading pathogenic ``Qi’’, as well as maintenance of a healthy balance of the functions of organs.

The core of the TCM theory lies in the ``unity of nature and human body’’.  TCM respects and studies the laws of nature to effectively use the power of nature to activate the self-tuning and self-recovery abilities of human body.  By stimulating the patients’ inner body potentials to restore the normal function and state with its unique treatment means, TCM can achieve the goal of cure and prolonging lifetime.

TCM researchers have been exploring the patterns behind human activities, body regulations and their evolvements, especially on understanding the relationship and interactions between human body and environment and their impacts on the ties between health and diseases.  Therefore, TCM can be perceived as a ``medicine of health’’ that covers the way of health, health preservation, health care and the treatment. (highlights health preservation rather than just treating specific diseases.)

The treatment of TCM is a comprehensive procedure of several stages, including disease prevention, health care, treatment and rehabilitation, covering both internal medication and surgery.  The TCM features its unique four-step diagnosis, namely ``inspection, auscultation-and-olfaction, inquiry, pulse-taking-and-palpation’’. The combination of natural herbal treatment and rich means of external intervention gives TCM advantages in effectively preventing aged and chronic diseases, treating complicated and difficult diseases, and especially curing functional disorders and ``sub-health’’ symptoms.

The TCM has a rich toolbox of unique and powerful treatment methods, including acupuncture, moxibustion, tuna, cupping, scraping, acupiont application and medicine-bathing – they play significant roles in comprehensive treatments of diseases in China nowadays.

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine was awarded to Ms. Yo-yo Tu of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences for discovering a Chinese herbal medicine called artemisinin that has saved tens of thousands of people’s lives from malaria. On May 25th 2019, the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva has passed the 11th version of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), in which it for the first time included the chapter of traditional medicine originated from TCM.  TCM has now been widely recognized as wealth shared by the whole world and continues significantly contributing to the health and well-being of human being.

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