Classical Chinese Medicine

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Classical Chinese Medicine is a multi-dimensional, age-old science and art that offers support and addresses many medical issues.

It’s a kind of medicine that is complementary to biomedicine and naturopathic medicine. Classical Chinese Medicine sees the body and mind as a fluid, ever-changing system with all its parts connected to one another. Although Americans generally perceive Chinese medicine as simply acupuncture, Classical Chinese Medicine uses a variety of modalities to treat patients. A Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner uses moxibustion and expansive herbal knowledge and acupuncture.

Classical Chinese Medicine is rooted in an ancient tradition that has evolved over the past two thousand years, whereas Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was created in the mid-20th century in China. TCM has standardized therapies based on the symptoms, which is beneficial for doing studies to prove efficacy. However, Classical Chinese Medicine may potentially be more useful in practice since it respects the complex, individualized nature of each patient and seeks to identify the root cause of the symptoms.

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