Julia Exposito-garcia

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that can help you regain your natural healing ability. TCM is an integral part of Chinese culture where it's practised alongside Western medicine to provide medical and health services.

Chinese medicine has unique diagnostic methods and at its heart is the tenet that the root cause of illnesses, not just their symptoms, must be treated. In modern-day terms, Chinese medicine is holistic in its approach: it views every aspect of a person - body, mind and emotions - as part of one complete circle rather than loosely connected pieces to be treated individually. The two main modalities of Chinese medicine are acupuncture and herbal treatments.

The true foundation of Chinese medicine is chi, which can be translated as life energy or life force. Through proper training, people can develop the sensitivity to feel the flow of chi. In the human body, chi flows through meridians, or energy pathways.