Chinese Medicine

Methods of TCM


Since the end of World War II and increasingly since the opening of China around 1970, several methods from the rich treasury of the traditional medicine of China are beginning to catch on in the West. The five most important are:
Acupuncture and moxibustion (warming by burning moxa): is said to bring the sluggish flow of "Qi" (energy) and "Xue" (blood) back in order; it not only helps to relieve pain but also helps, e.g. asthma attacks and hay fever. This method is based on the theory of the energy channels (meridians).
Tuina massage: manual technique that is oriented to the meridians; it aims to achieve permeability and improve vitality in the disturbed zones of the body.
Qigong: a type of meditative gymnastics; a path of exercise to promote the flow and balance of things.
Dietetics: the effects of conventional foods on the organism are described in the comprehensive literature. Similar to herbal medicines, they can be used to prevent and treat certain illnesses.
Phytotherapy: Chinese herbal medicine therapy (phytotherapy) is the most significant of these methods in every aspect.
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