The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest healing arts. It treats the body as a whole and emphasizes not only the relieve of symptoms but also the prevention of disease.
The TCM is a comprehensive medical system that can stand on its own, but which can still be incorporated into conventional medicine. The TCM practitioner makes a diagnosis according to classical principles, but can also adapt his treatment to modern medical knowledge.
Much appreciated are the different diagnostic methods of traditional Chinese medicine. Through a targeted survey the therapist receives information about the main complaints and general trends. The tongue and pulse diagnosis are known methods that can point to the causes of the disease.
The known treatment methods of TCM comprise acupuncture, drug therapy (herbal medicine), moxibustion (a special heat treatment), cupping, food therapy, tui na massage and qi gong (including body and relaxation exercises).