Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most comprehensive and widely practiced system of medicine in the world.
Originally, TCM appeared in our Western context as an unfathomable mythological doctrine. Once the linguistic barriers had been overcome, it became possible to understand and apply the terminological and physiological concepts, the method of diagnosis, and the clinical findings.
We now have evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of acupuncture beyond its use in pain therapy and allergy treatment. Thanks to fMRI studies, among others, we also have a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying acupuncture.
The days regarding TCM as some mysticism are indeed long over, and it can offer real opportunities for better patient care. In many fields, there is increasing evidence of TCM’s effectiveness, yet further comprehensive research is essential. Find out more about our TCM Book for consultation