TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the body is seen as a delicate balance between two opposing and inseparable forces: yin (cold, slow or passive principle) and yang (hot, excited or active principle). TCM believes that health is achieved by keeping the body in a “balanced state” and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. When the balance is broken, it leads to a blockage in the flow of Qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. The treatments under TCM work on restoring this balance in the body.