What is Chinese Medicine?
Over 5000 years, Chinese medicine has evolved into a complete discipline, incorporating physiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment. It seeks to uncover the underlying imbalance, or disease, and works to rectify it and restore balance.
Commonly this is done through acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
The World Health Organisation, WHO reports that:
Traditional Medicine remains the major source of health care for more than two-thirds to three-quarters of the world’s population.
(WHO Traditional medicine, Report by the Director-General, EB 63/WP/2.,15 Nov., 1978,PP. 2 & 9).
Being one of the oldest forms of medicine, Chinese Medicine has been repeatedly tested and proven effective through the accumulated rich experience in its long history of development. Additionally, with the development of integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in China, Chinese Medicine is now serving more people than ever before. Practitioners of Chinese Medicine, nowadays, having been trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine plus all the Western medical sciences, prefer to be known as Chinese Medicine practitioners, to mark this development of the new era.