Traditional Chinese Medicine 101
The human body is an organic whole.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks at a holistic view of human body. Its health care should guide or help individuals to be in harmony with nature and society. It should make all parts of the human body harmonious and unified mutually.
The activities of life cultivation and rehabilitation should conform to seasonal and climatic changes as well as geographical differences, etc. In doing so, people can adapt themselves to the natural changes. Relative excess of Qi (vital energy) and blood occur in different viscera, meridians and collaterals in different seasons. For example, “relative excess of Qi and blood exists in the liver in spring,” “relative excess of Qi and blood exists in the heart in summer,” “relative excess of Qi and blood exists in the spleen in late summer,” relative excess of Qi and blood exists in the lung in autumn,” and “relative excess of Qi and blood exists in the kidney in winter.” Appropriate application of this principle may get twice the result with half the effort in life cultivation and rehabilitation.
This principle is applied in each unique blend of our herbal tea, to maximise the health benefit for you.
The principles can also be applied in selecting acupoints according to the syndrome differentiation in acumox and massage. So next time when you see a TCM practitioner, a tip to bring with you.