Five Elements in TCM
Five elements (Xings) are abstractive concepts using basic materials such as wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, as their representatives. These five basic elements represent the relationship between the different elements in nature and the “Qi” that flows through them.
The Meridian System
The meridian system in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focuses on maintaining the flow of the Qi. This system transports energy throughout the human body using the channels that different meridians are located.
Deficiency and Excess
Deficiency and excess in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are the concepts used to interpret between the forces of the body's resistance to pathogens and the disease itself. Both deficiency and excess can result in many illnesses.
Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), pulse diagnosis is one of the major and effective assessments that health professionals perform to identify certain health conditions of a patient. Pulse diagnosis is also a common health assessment used in Western medicine.
Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang is a concept of two opposite, but interconnected forces that exist in the universe. This concept is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to determine the movement or "flow" within the human body and its goal is to help the body maintaining balance.
Moxibustion is a widely known Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modality that is commonly used to treat various disorders and illnesses. It is famous for its remarkable healing effects on an individual’s overall health.