Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the first ever scientific theories developing in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-221 BCE) stretching back over 2,500 years.
TCM is a natural science and herbs form the vast majority of the medicine.
TCM details the relationship between the human body with mind, environment, and the universe.
Over 300 acupuncture entry points exist to stimulate electrical meridians for optimal blood and ‘qì (气)’.
Dry Moxa was also ignited to these points while massage therapy, scraping using copper coins or jade for example, and bamboo, pottery, or glass cupping through heat application also is part of the discipline.
Different foods are best for certain seasons, elements, and body organs such as acrid foods for example ginger for the lung/large intestine and autumn and metal (white).
Food temperature is also important for body flow and harmony while the time of the day can also determine specific consumption for particular organs.
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