TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a result of the battles ancient Chinese had against diseases over many years. It almagmates the experiences and the methodologies tried and tested by many generations.
The TCM philosophy is based on the fundamental concepts of
TCM diagnosis and treatment take on a holistic perspective using the viscera and pathology as foundation. According to TCM, the five viscera, that include our heart, lungs, spleen, liver and kidneys (including urinary bladder) are our yin; while our small intestines, gall bladder, stomach, large intestines and the “triple energiser” (“三焦”) are our yang. The tendons and bones are yin, while the skin is yang.
The five elements refer to wood, fire, earth, metal and water, which correspond to the different organs and parts of our body:
As these elements are inter-linked, the states of the health of these organs are highly inter-connected as well. It thus explains why sometimes a liver disease will affect the spleen, and in treating a deficiency in the lungs, it is necessary to strengthen the spleen while toning up the lungs.
From the TCM perspective, the common causes of ailments are as follows,
TCM philosophy also advocates keeping fit through qi-gong （“气功”）as a form of preventive and remedial exercise that helps to regulate our breathing and strengthen us mentally and physically.
The TCM approach to healthy living is thus a wholesome, holistic and highly integrated one. Let Kin Teck Tong be your partner in TCM health.