What are Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments

Traditional Chinese Medicine describes health as the harmonious interaction of these entities and the outside world, and disease as a disharmony in interaction. Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis aims to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony, by measuring the pulse, inspecting the tongue, skin, and eyes, and looking at the eating and sleeping habits of the person as well as many other things.

Chinese Medical Practice includes various forms of treatments which include herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine.

One of the basic tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that the body’s vital energy (ch’i or qi) is circulating through channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions.