Traditional Chinese Medicine

Are you curious about the philosophy behind traditional Chinese medicine? This ancient practice has been around for thousands of years and is based on the core concepts of Yin and Yang, Qi, the 5 elements, and Zang-fu. These are the foundation of Chinese medicine and provide the basis for understanding the body, its health, and how to treat illness.

Yin and Yang is a concept of dualism in Chinese philosophy that describes how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world. The concept of Yin and Yang is often used to describe how opposite forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world. When it comes to understanding the world, Yin and Yang can be helpful in finding balance.

The Five Elements (or Wuxing) are an ancient Chinese system of classifying the natural world. They are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, and each element is associated with certain qualities, characteristics, and attributes. The Five Elements are believed to be interconnected and to influence each other in various ways.

Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes the existence of Zhang Fu organs. The 5 zang organs include the heart, the liver, the spleen, the lung, and the kidney, and the 6 fu organs include the gallbladder, the stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine, the urinary bladder, and sanjiao – the triple burner. These organs are the energy centers of the body and according to traditional Chinese medicine, they control the overall health and vitality of an individual. I discussed some of them in my instagram, check the guides there.

Qi (or chi) is an ancient Chinese concept that refers to life energy, or the flow of energy throughout the body. It is believed that when qi is blocked, it can cause physical, mental, and emotional ailments. Here you can read more information about Qi.

If you would like to know deeper about each of these core concepts, let me know!

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