Chinese medicine is a health system that believes in balance of mind, body and environment. Taoists believe that the body is a microcosm of the universe, interactive and interdependent, in relation between man and nature. The preservation of health depends on the integrity of the body and its relationship with the outside world.
In Chinese medicine the approach is individualized, that is to say the individual, even if two people have the same symptom or the same disease, they can have a totally different treatment depending on the pathology. In Western medicine, there is usually a standard treatment for the same disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TMC) wants to discover the root cause that is causing the discomfort or symptom in order to resolve it. If we only treat the symptom, it will keep coming back and the root problem will only create more symptoms.
In our modern world, we are always busy, connected and always on the move. It expands our Qi (vital energy). When we heal or when we want to improve our health, we must save our Qi and take care of ourselves. We find it difficult to really relax and we have lost the importance of restorative rest, meditation or cooking…
The mind and body are one unit, supporting each other. When there is a symptom such as anxiety in TCM, we also treat the associated organ system which is the spleen and stomach. Now, modern medicine understands the connection between the mind and the gut, in TCM practiced for thousands of years.