Uncovering the Truth of Traditional Chinese Medicine

An Overview of Chinese Medicine
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2. Four Key TCM Principles

Our body is many parts connected as a whole. Every structure in your body is an integral and necessary part of your physical balance. TCM factors in the particular season, geographical location, time of day, and your age, genetics, and the condition of your body when looking at your health issues. You were born with a natural self-healing ability. Your body is a microcosm that reflects the macrocosm. Think about it: nature has a regenerative capacity, and so do you.

There are many different treatments in TCM. Shutterstock.

Sometimes, this ability may appear lost or is difficult to access. Prevention is the best cure.  Do you know your body is continually revealing signs about the state of your health? It’s common to ignore these signs or symptoms until something more complicated arises. TCM teaches you how to interpret what your body is telling you. In TCM, the treatment would depend on diagnosing the imbalance. For example, a person with insomnia may have difficulty sleeping because of an imbalance such as a kidney yin deficiency, liver yang rising, or blood deficiency.

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