Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
The TCM approach treats zang--fu organs as the core of the human body. Tissue and organs are
connected through a network of channels and blood vessels inside the human body. Qi (or Chi) acts as
some kind of carrier of information that is expressed externally through the jingluo system. Pathologically,
a dysfunction of the zang-fu organs may be reflected on the body surface through the network, and
meanwhile, diseases of body surface tissues may also affect their related zang or fu organs. Affected zang
or fu organs may also influence each other through internal connections. Traditional Chinese medicine
treatment starts with the analysis of the entire system, then focuses on the correction of pathological
changes through readjusting the functions of the zang-fu organs.
Evaluation of a syndrome not only includes the cause, mechanism, location, and nature of the disease,
but also the confrontation between the pathogenic factor and body resistance. Treatment is not based only
on the symptoms, but differentiation of syndromes. Therefore, those with an identical disease may be
treated in different ways, and on the other hand, different diseases may result in the same syndrome and
are treated in similar ways.
The clinical diagnosis and treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine are mainly based on the yin-yang
and five elements theories. These theories apply the phenomena and laws of nature to the study of the
physiological activities and pathological changes of the human body and its interrelationships. The typical
TCM therapies include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and qigong exercises. With acupuncture, treatment
is accomplished by stimulating certain areas of the external body. Herbal medicine acts on zang-fu organs
internally, while qigong tries to restore the orderly information flow inside the network through the
regulation of Qi. These therapies appear very different in approach yet they all share the same underlying
sets of assumptions and insights in the nature of the human body and its place in the universe. Some
scientists describe the treatment of diseases through herbal medication, acupuncture, and qigong as an
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Chinese Medicine (TCM) has formed a unique
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