The Current State of TCM: What is Integrative Medicine?

Posted November 21, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Conventional vs Holistic Medicine: In the first article of our Philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine series, we discussed the differences between conventional and holistic medicine. Conventional or Western medicine takes a reductionist or pure physical (bodily) approach to healing, while holistic or non-conventional medicine takes a whole-person or physical (bodily) and non-physical (mind) approach to healing. … Read More

The Current State of TCM: TCM as Complementary Medicine

Posted November 09, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. In our Philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) blog series, we discussed the differences between holistic and conventional medicine and explained why Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as Oriental Medicine, is considered to be holistic medicine. … Read More

The Current State of TCM: What is Complementary Medicine?

Posted October 31, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as Complementary Medicine Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. In the last article, we discussed the current state of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a medical practice in the West. We noted that the terms alternative and complementary are used interchangeably to describe TCM (also called Oriental Medicine). While these terms accurately describe TCM as a medical practice, I make the argument that the two terms should not be used interchangeably, because of their different meanings. … Read More

The Current State of TCM: TCM as Alternative Medicine

Posted October 18, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. … Read More

What are Meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?

Posted September 19, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Over the past several weeks, we have been discussing the TCM view of the human body. At the core of this model is the notion that a set of three entities, call the functional entities, are responsible for producing and maintaining health. The three functional entities are: … Read More

Zang-fu Organs

Posted September 12, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing health and illness in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to TCM, a person is healthy when there is specific yin-yang and qi balance of the Functional Entities. … Read More

The Healing Modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted September 06, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has many different healing modalities. In this article, we will discuss four of the most common healing modalities: Acupuncture, Tui Na, Nutrition Therapy, and Herbal Medicine.  … Read More

The Eight Principles of Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted August 30, 2017 by Acupuncture & Massage College

In a previous article, we discussed the notion of health and illness in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to TCM, illness arises as a result of specific yin-yang imbalances of the Functional Entities.  … Read More

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