Traditional Chinese Medicine

Definition

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbs, acupuncture, and other methods to treat a wide range of conditions.

(The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) - Cited on 2016, April 16)


“Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of primary health care that includesacupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage (anmo tuina), exercise and breathing therapy (such as qigong), and diet and lifestyle advice.”

(Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association - Cited on 2016, April 16)