Traditional Chinese Medicine, short for TCM, has a history of over 3000 years and formed a unique diagnostic and healing mechanism fundamentally different from that of Western medicine.  It is a holistic medicine that treats the human body as a system which is composed of Zang-fu organs and tissue, Jing-luo meridians and Qi (pronounced “chi”, meaning life energy), blood and fluid.  Among the above-mentioned components, Zang-fu organs are the core of the human body and connected with tissue through the Jing-luo meridians.  Qi, blood and fluid are made from the physiological activities of the Zang-fu organs and carried to every corner of the human body in the Jing-luo meridians.  They are vital elements for the human body, and any of their unbalance or stagnation in the body can cause minor or serious illnesses.

The clinical diagnosis and treatments in TCM are mainly based on the Yin-Yang and Five Element theories which are evolved from ancient Chinese philosophy.  TCM applies the Four Diagnostic Methods (looking, hearing and smelling, asking, palpating) to dig into the root of an illness.  Various TCM therapies include acupuncture, cupping, GuaSha and herbal medicine.  Single or combined use of the above therapies helps to restore the balanced and flowing state of the human body.