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- Traditional health care

We all know of traditional remedies and medicines many of which use herbs of one kind or another. Most cultures, including the West, have a continuous history of the use of substances from nature to treat illnS.

Chinese herbal medicine is part of an integrated system of primary health care known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has an uninterrupted history of development dating back thousands of years in China and in other parts of East Asia. The origins of Chinese herbal medicine can be traced b least five thousand years, making it one of the oldest an long-standing health care systems in the world.

In the intervening millennia, the practice of Chinese herbal medicine has developed and matured to become what it is today - an wholistic system of primary health care that is being used by people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds to safely and effectively treat a broad range of chronic and acute health problems.

- An ancient healing system

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an integrated system of primary health that has an uninterrupted history of use and development in China and other parts of East Asia dating back over five thousand years.

The TCM health care system covers a range of therapeutic interventions, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage, exercise therapy, food therapy, diet/lifestyle advice and preventative health care.

In Australia, the most popular forms of TCM health care are acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  Other TCM therapeutic interventions, such as TCM remedial massage and Qigong, are gaining in popularity.

In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of chronic and acute health disorders, TCM may also be used to maintain normal body functioning, regulate general immune function and assist with disease prevention.