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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) also known simply as Chinese medicine
(Chinese: 中醫學, zhōngyī xué, or 中药学, zhōngyaò xué)
is the name commonly given to a range of traditional medical practices
used in China that have developed over the course of several thousand
years of history.
It is also known as oriental medicine, a term which may include other traditional Asian medical systems such as Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and Mongolian
Chinese medicine principally employs a method of analysis and
synthesis, inquiring on a macro-level into the internal systems of the
human body and their mutual relationships with the internal and
external environment in an attempt to gain an understanding of the
fundamental laws which govern the functioning of the human organism,
and to apply this understanding to the treatment and prevention of
disease, and health maintenance.
TCM is rooted in a unique,
comprehensive and systematic theoretical structure which includes the
Theory of the Five Elements, the human body Meridian system and
Yin-yang. Treatment is conducted with reference to this philosophical
Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.