Traditional Chinese Medicine (abbreviated as TCM) refers to the following methods and treatment branches:
For detailed explanation please click on the individual Treatment Methods
All treatments use the same teaching and vision of life.
These views are in the Chinese classics "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tse and the key for the TCM work "Huang Di Nei Jing" - described (The Classic of the Yellow Emperor), first edition about 100 BC. The whole life is in motion, the day changes to night, the seasons change, you yourself get older. Taking these examples into the Chinese way of thinking, movement, would correspond to the Chi-concept, bringing day and night in relationship with Yin and Yang and the seasons are embedded in the five elements theory. Every single thought concept can be used, individually implemented by the macrocosm (the universe) and the microcosm (man)or in combination.
TCM uses thousands of years ancient Chinese philosophy of life, to explain patterns of disease, their origin, and their treatment concepts.