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About Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a term that encompasses a range of medical practices which have been developed in China over several millennia. These include acupuncture, massage, herbs, moxibustion and cupping.


​The primary source for TCM is the Huangdi Neijing or 'Yellow Emperor's Classic', an ancient Chinese text dating from around the 3rd century BC which compiled theories and practices from various existing medical traditions in the region. These developed gradually over many centuries and in the 1950s TCM was systematised under Chairman Mao's government and updated in the light of scientific advances. Today Traditional Chinese Medicine continues to flourish in China alongside western medical practice.

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