Most people think that when they hear TCM in acupuncture or acupressure, Chinese Traditional Medicine involves much more.

Traditional Chinese medicine sees everything as one whole, ie the whole universe including all living things. Every living being, every tree, every plant is part of this whole and requires each other. So there is no night without a day, no birth without death, no plants without water.

The result is the cycle of life, the phases of opposing but always connected energies yin and yang. The famous symbol of the perfect balance of yin and yang is known to almost everyone, from the teachings of TCM.

Qi the energy of life, runs through the body in sheets. These energy paths run through the body in a net shape. The points where these tracks meet are the so-called meridians (meridians are the acupuncture points). Simply put, Qi is the life energy of man.


Chinese herbal therapy and Chinese dietetics are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, these two methods are by far the most important teachings of TCM. Acupuncture is only a small part. Nearly 90 percent of all illnesses can be treated with herbal mixtures. There are over 7,000 medicines, herbs and teas in TCM. Meridians, so acupuncture points, there are 361 pieces in the body of man.

Tuina is a combination of manual therapy and massage. In Tuina, the meridians are stimulated, but not with needles but similar to the acupressure with the fingers.

Qigong and Tai Chi, both based on the teachings of TCM. In both, it is the combination of meditation and movement that is supposed to stimulate Qi.

The movements are gentle, soft and flowing. They are supported by breathing techniques and meditation. In Tai Chi, the element of fighting techniques is combined with meditation and very slow movements to achieve maximum relaxation.

Everything has two sides

As well as there are day and night, there are times when we feel comfortable and those during which we are not so well.

Yin and Yang are the traditional organizing principles of the Chinese worldview. These are polarities that cause each other. One can not exist without the other - without light there can be no shadow.

YIN - The feminine side

Yin is passive or receptive in nature. It cools, its direction of movement is descending or drifting downwards. It is associated with the moon and darkness.

YANG - The male side

Yang is active and warming. It rises, builds, drives. It is associated with the sun and brightness.

In Chinese medicine, the organs of the human body according to Yin (nutrients or energy-storing organs such as the spleen) and Yang (hollow organs


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Tag der Veröffentlichung: 09.11.2017
ISBN: 978-3-7438-4053-9

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