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TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is an ancient system of health and wellness that has been used in China for thousands of years. While Western medicine focuses primarily on treating disease, TCM aims to improve our mental and spiritual as well as physical health.
TCM is based on balance, harmony and energy. There are two concepts at the heart of TCM:
Yin: night, dark, cold, feminine energy, negative
Yang: daytime, light, warm, positive, masculine energy
The belief is that everything in life also has a bit of its opposite, and balance is key. For example, a drug from your doctor might cure disease but it’s poisonous if you take too much.
According to TCM, these ideas are manifested by seeking inner balance. When you balance the yin and yang of Qi, you feel healthy and healthy. If you go off balance, you get sick. TCM aims to create harmony and a healthy flow of qi.
In general, doctors suggest not using traditional Chinese medicine to totally replace Western medicine, especially if you have a serious health condition. They also recommend caution, especially with herbs, for those who are: