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Speaking about TCM, many people will say: “It has been used for thousand years and is definitely working in some way.” But, how exactly does TCM work? What are the meanings of those ‘superstitious’ concepts, such as Yin, Yang, qi, meridian?
Basically, TCM considers human body as a very sophisticated and smart system. It constantly works on maintaining the best possible condition to support our daily life. Diseases occur when one’s body fails to fix itself. Therefore, we can use acupuncture, herbal medicine and other relevant treatments to HELP THE BODY restoring its normal functions. In other words, eliminate diseases. Also, balance is essential. TCM use TaiChi, Yin and Yang to represent the notion of balance.
In addition, TCM holds a holistic perspective. Each part of our body connects to and affects the other part through various mechanisms, such as meridian system. Some meridians run from toe to the head, while others run from the finger to the chest. That’s why we can use points on feet to treat issues of head, or points on hands to treat issues of chest.
In regards of Qi, it can be considered as the energy in our body to promote circulation. As mentioned in Acupuncture Q & A, blockage of qi and blood circulation is a major cause of many diseases. Acupuncture is typically good at breaking through the blockage of qi. People with a very responsive meridian system can actually feel the movement of qi during acupuncture treatment.
Here I just roughly explained some basic theories. Wish this would give a touch of how TCM works. I’ll explain more along with real cases then 🤠 - 40 minutes ago