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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a branch of traditional medicine that is said to be based on more than 3,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping therapy, gua sha, massage (tui na), bonesetter (die-da), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine. TCM is widely used in the Sinosphere where it has a long history, and in later years it is also increasingly practiced across the globe. One of the basic tenets of TCM is that the body's vital energy (ch'i or qi) is circulating ...more
Classics of Chinese Medicine
Research in Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM)
28 books — 8 voters
“ Qi is the Chinese word for "life energy". According to Chinese medicine, qi is the animating power that flows through all living things. A living being is filled with it. A dead person has no more qi. A healthy individual has more qi than one who is ill. However health is more than an abundance of qi. Health implies that the qi in our bodies is clear, rather than polluted and turbid, and flowing smoothly, liek a stream, not blocked or stagnant. ...more ”
“ When filled with qi, the body is like a tree branch filled with sap; it can bend and flow with the breeze, but it does not snap or lose its connection with the root. On the other hand, a stiff, dead branch is easily broken. Thus the adage of Lao Zi, "Concentrate the qi and you will achieve the utmost suppleness... Suppleness is the essence of life. ...more ”
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