Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine
As discussed in our previous blogs, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been practising back at least 2,500 years to 200 BC. According to several studies, TCM aims to correct the imbalances in our body mainly, addressing the external environment and stimulating a healing mechanism.
What are the major branches of TCM?
– Herbal medicine
– Cupping therapy
The main organs focused on during TCM treatments are Kidneys, Heart, Spleen, Liver, Lung, Gallbladder, Small intestine & large intestine.
Traditional Chinese treatment includes a combination of herbal medicines, therapies and treatments such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping or massage.
Let us discuss the benefits of TCM treatments.
– Reduces Chronic Pain and Headaches
TCM treatments that reduce the pain are acupuncture & acupressure. Studies have proven that acupuncture can relieve chronic headaches and other symptoms related to injuries when combined with other treatments.
– Balances Hormones and Improves Fertility
Chinese herbal medicine contains compounds (antioxidants & anti-inflammatory) that can improve the body healing abilities and help in hormone balancing.
TCM therapies like acupuncture help in treating hormonal imbalances.
Massage therapy induces relaxation, raising the energy level helping people improve their living quality and sleep patterns.
– Protects Cognitive Health
Chinese herbs can protect brain health, reduce stress and regulate the body immune response.
Multiple studies suggest that various treatments in TCM benefit cognitive health for various disorders like dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
– Lowers the Body Stress Response
Acupuncture is very helpful for managing stress. A study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine shows the effect of tai chi in treating stress and anxiety!
It causes a positive effect on people dealing with depression.
TCM is a complementary health approach. Visit Xiehe medical centre for more information regarding TCM treatments!