In the West, the most widely known and used technique of TCM is acupuncture. However, TCM has been developing many tools throughout its ancient existence. It is always advisable to seek a professional who has studied TCM, learnt and used all or at least several of the techniques of TCM to help his patients. This is the difference between an acupuncturist (which only uses acupuncture) and a professional of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This last one has devoted much more time of study and preparation and can help his patients in a faster and more holistic way. In the West, in general, this distinction is not known or appreciated.
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Advantages
- The use of any of the disciplines of Traditional Chinese Medicine has no side effects.
- Its effect occurs on different levels, from the physical to the most subtle.
- t addresses the source of the imbalance, not only the surface or the more evident symptoms, avoiding the problem to become chronic and repetitive.
- t treats the patient in a holistic manner, so there is no need to visit several specialists to treat each part of the body separately.
- t is a preventive medicine; a professional of Traditional Chinese Medicine can glimpse the possible development of the disease, and avoid it through proper treatment.
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Disciplines
Traditional Chinese Medicine has several disciplines, tools through which it is possible to reset the balance when there’s a lack and keep it over time.