What is traditional Chinese medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage (tuina), exercise and breathing therapy (qi gong), and diet and lifestyle advice. TCM is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 2,500 years.
TCM's view of the body places little emphasis on anatomical structures, but is mainly concerned with the identification of functional entities (which regulate digestion, breathing, aging etc.). While health is perceived as harmonious interaction of these entities and the outside world, disease is interpreted as a disharmony in interaction. Aim is to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony, by measuring the pulse, inspecting the tongue, skin, and eyes, and looking at the eating and sleeping habits of the patient as well as many other things.
Treatment will not be chosen according to the symptoms (ex. headache, cough, abdominal pain, constipation etc) but according to the pattern or syndrome or functional disturbance, two patients with the same symptoms but different patterns will receive different treatment: this is called "different diseases, same treatment; same disease, different treatments".
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Children till 14 35 Euros
Whole body (dressed) 45 min 45 Euros