Traditional Chinese medicine

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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is a medical system originating in China.

Traditional Chinese medicine practices include such treatments as Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, dietary therapy, and acupressure.



Major theories


For types of TCM diagnostic methods:

  • observe (望 wàng)
  • hear and smell (闻/聞 wén)
  • ask (问/問 wèn)
  • touch (切 qiè)


Treatment methods

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