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What is TCM?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete, modern system of medicine based on the ancient traditions of natural science, philosophy, and medicine that evolved indigenously in China.  It is currently practiced in a variety of settings, servicing the healthcare needs of millions of people worldwide.  

TCM is a systematic framework of diagnosis and treatment that includes modalities such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, movement therapy, nutrition, meditation, and breathwork.  It emphasizes the relationship between the diagnosis of health and the human experience of well-being. 

Personalization of care and rapport between patient and practitioner are hallmarks of TCM.  Patients are educated on the benefits of making adjustments to their lifestyle in pursuit of health, well-being, and the prevention of illness. 

TCM is a living relic of humanity’s history, and simultaneously a subject of serious scientific study that is impacting modern medicine today. As TCM gains greater exposure in the context of modern healthcare systems, it revolutionizes the human experience of medicine.