Traditional Chinese medicine. The philosophical background to Chinese medicine lies in Taoism which is based on the idea of yin and yang and the teachings of Confucius about the correct way to live. The opposite forms of energy, yin and yang, form a unit to maintain a common equilibrium. If this equilibrium is disturbed, the person feels unwell or ill. Methods of treatment of TCM: Medicinal therapy (substances of plant, animal and mineral origin), acupuncture, acupressure, moxa treatment, tuina massage, medical qi gong, meridian gymnastics, cupping and dietetics.

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