Traditional Chinese Medicine

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE IN MANY WAYS OF PRACTICE

March 7, 2018

The origins of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) exists before the advent of written language. Chinese written language was dated to 1766 BC, and medical practices are alluded to in the first written documents, over 2,000 years ago. Chinese medicine consists of three most commonly used practice areas: Acupuncture and Channel Points Tai Chi Mind and Mind-Body Practices Herbal Read More

Acupuncture: What You Need to Know

November 29, 2020

  Acupuncture is one of the various treatments that fall under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine. By inserting needles into specific points along the body, acupuncture practitioners believe that the body’s energy flow will re-balance. This concept has existed since ancient times. Today, many Western acupuncture practitioners view acupuncture points as places to stimulate Read More

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND UNESCO INSCRIPTION

February 15, 2018

Thousands of years ago, a document termed as the Huang Di Nei Jing — Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor or Esoteric Scripture of the Yellow Emperor — was created by Chinese herbalists and doctors as an all-encompassing resource for healing. Listing various Chinese remedies to treat or several ailments, the document also provides ancient medical advice that is Read More

What Are the Benefits of Chinese Cupping?

December 11, 2020

  There is a famous Chinese saying: “Acupuncture and cupping, more than half the ills cured.” The wealth of knowledge within traditional Chinese medicine has been valued in China for millennia and has recently gained global popularity with celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Michael Phelps drawing attention to its benefits. Cupping is an especially pleasant Read More

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: A BRIEF HISTORY

January 15, 2018

As increasing numbers of consumers seek alternatives to Western medicine, many are turning to the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM incorporates multiple ages-old healing modalities including acupuncture, dietary therapy, Qigong, Tai Chi, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and more, to treat and prevent health concerns. TCM is rooted in ancient Taoist philosophy and Read More

Chinese Medicine: The Common Misconceptions

January 22, 2021

Complementary medicines such as Chinese Medicine have been growing in popularity in recent years, but a few misconceptions remain. At the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have over 35 years of experience in providing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) education and continue to contribute significantly to the development of traditional Chinese medicine education in Read More