Endometriosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Part two of a two part series Traditional Chinese Medicine explains in its own manner the theories and pathologies of endometriosis. Endometriosis does not have a common name in TCM, rather its signs and symptoms are a combination of disease categories within Chinese medicine, but it may be referred to as Neiyi or internal lump. … Continue reading Endometriosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views health as a balance between our internal and external environments. It seeks to achieve balance via integrative modalities such as acupuncture, herbal formulas, Tui Na, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, mind-body exercise and nutritional and lifestyle guidance. Acupuncture, like other TCM treatments, facilitates the body's innate healing abilities. It involves the insertion of fine, … Continue reading Acupuncture

Tuina

Tuina (pronounced “twee-nah”) is a form of clinical Asian bodywork that originated over 2000 years ago and is deeply rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tuina affects muscles and fascia while influencing the energetics of Qi in the meridians. Pain usually indicates a blockage in meridians which obstructs the flow of Qi throughout … Continue reading Tuina

Differences in Chinese Medicine & Biomedicine are Unique Assets

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Biomedicine have a rich and beneficial history that follows very different approaches to achieve similar results. Using a mass of information that dates back nearly 2 millennia, TCM treats the whole person via the interrelationships between the body, the mind and the external environment. Biomedicine, which is a relatively younger science, … Continue reading Differences in Chinese Medicine & Biomedicine are Unique Assets

TCM Tongue Assessment

This is a great site that guides you through TCM basic tongue assessment. http://beyondwellbeing.com/herbs/tongue-diagnosis.shtml