The various therapeutic modalities of TCM can be used separately or in combination to create a synergistic effect, which can transform the physiology of the body, resolve illness, and help the body to achieve a state of optimal health and wellbeing. While its philosophical, cultural, and clinical roots date back thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has continually developed and evolved over the centuries as new knowledge has been acquired and needs have changed. It has been able to meet many of the medical and healing demands of humanity in each generation.
Perhaps one of its greatest strengths of this system of medicine is that it is based on a deep and profound understanding of the human body and timeless principles of balance and harmony. This has allowed TCM to adapt and change to meet the challenges of different cultures over many generations.Traditional Chinese Medicine is part of the mainstream healthcare system not only in China but also many different Asian countries such as Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is this spread and development to other Asian countries over the centuries that has lead it to more recently be called Traditional Oriental Medicine or Traditional East Asian Medicine. Despite its name, TCM is also widely practiced in Russia, the United Kingdom, Australia, and European countries such as France, Germany, and Italy. This global acceptance of TCM has resulted in it being integrated into many hospitals, Western medicine practices, and mainstream healthcare systems around the world.
While many of the concepts and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine are new to the West, modern science and physics, and even branches of social sciences are now validating many of these theories. From a simple Western perspective, TCM therapies are able to impact brain function, the neurological, circulatory, and endocrine systems, and endorphins and hormones. These benefits can not only facilitate healing but also prevent further disease and illness from occurring, allowing you to achieve a state of optimal health.