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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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was developed over 4,000 years ago by processes of evolution using nature's own remedies to cure illness, relieve pain and restore strength.

Differing from western medical practice, TCM looks at the whole person and gets to the root cause of the problem rather than simply treating the symptoms. The core belief is that health depends on a host of important factors. In Chinese tradition the opposing forces of yin and yang have to be balanced, the vital energy (chi), blood flow, skeletal structure, muscles, tendons, skin and body fluids all have to work in harmony to enable the body to function as a whole.

The two primary treatments used in TCM are acupuncture and herbal therapy. Secondary treatments using heat, massage and diet may also be used.