Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and has accumulated an extensive bank of medical knowledge over two millennia of clinical practice. It is a unique and independent medical system that remains vibrant and valuable in our modern age. Promoting wellness as well as treating many acute and chronic conditions, it is successfully used alongside Western medicine throughout the world.
TCM does not treat specific diseases but identifies unique patterns of signs and symptoms that constitute a clear syndrome or pattern of imbalance. In this system, the human body consists of 12 internal organs, all of which have their own specific function (e.g. the Liver regulates the smooth flow of Qi and emotions). Each of these organs has a corresponding meridian through which energy (Qi) and blood flows. These meridians not only connect with their corresponding organs but also with meridians of other organs and different body parts. A TCM consultation will therefore look holistically at a patient and the presentation of their symptoms.