“A real medicine can only exist when it penetrates into a knowledge which embraces the human being in respect to body, soul and spirit.”
What is Classical Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was systematized in the 1950s by the Chinese government. TCM is based on Classical texts, and is a system of patterns and prescription systems that has been standardized. Classical Chinese Medicine extends beyond Traditional Chinese Medicine standardization whereby training includes studying the Classical texts (Yellow Emperor’s Inner Cannon, and Treatise on Cold Damage) dating back over 2000 years. Training focuses on cultivation of the scholar-practitioner with the aim of accessing profound healing knowledge and the ancient wisdom of the Classical texts, via a scholar-mentor approach. Classical Chinese Medicine includes Chinese herbal therapy, acupuncture, tui na, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, qi gong (pronounced chee-gong) and dietetics.