What Is TCM?

A Pathway to Natural Healing

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient and natural form of healing that recognizes the inseparable relationship of  body, mind and Spirit and Nature.

Traditional Chinese medicine and its principles and theories are the by-product of spiritual practice. Qigong masters and TCM physicians accessed the workings of Natural Law during deep meditative, spiritual journeys through time and space.

These ancient practitioners arrived at TCM’s principles and theories through actual observation of the invisible world, including the energetic functions of the body’s organs. Through energy practice, they were able to activate their inner vision. They saw the body’s functions and connections to the five major elements of the planet—Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.  Now, thousands of years later, physicists describe this same understanding of the principle of Yin-Yang as complementarity, one of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics

Discovery of Natural Law

In this deep meditative state, ancient Qigong masters used a more advanced version of physical sight to observe the natural world. .

They organized their remarkable discoveries into a blueprint that follows the law of Five Element theory. We call this blueprint the Five Element energetic framework. It captures an understanding of Natural Law as ancient as the earth itself.

Four Key TCM Principles

1. Your body is an integrated whole. Each and every structure in your body is an integral and necessary part of the whole. Along with your mind, emotions, and spirit, your physical body structures form a miraculously complex, interrelated system that is powered by life force, or energy.

2. You are completely connected to nature. Changes in nature are always reflected in your body. TCM factors in the particular season, geographical location, time of day, as well as your age, genetics, and the condition of your body when looking at your health issues.

3. You were born with a natural self-healing ability. Your body is a microcosm that reflects the macrocosm. Think about it: nature has a regenerative capacity, and so do you. Sometimes, this ability may appear to be lost or difficult to access. In most cases, it is never completely gone.

4. Prevention is the best cure. Do you know your body is continually revealing signs about the state of your health? Let’s face it, it’s common to ignore these signs or symptoms until something more complicated arises. TCM teaches you how to interpret what your body is telling you.