What is TCM?

The origins of traditional Chinese medicine can be traced to Shen Nong Shi, a mythological figure from about 5,000 years ago, who sampled hundreds of herbs for use as medicines. The formal history of TCM starts about 2,500 years ago with the Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic, the first written account of its practice.


Classic of the Miraculous Pivot

Lingshu Jing or simply Lingshu for short, together with Su Wen is called Yellow Emperor's Internal Canon of Medicine, is one of the earliest medical classics in China.

Treasured Knowledge of Obstetrics

Jing Xiao Chan Bao(Treasured Knowledge of Obstetrics), also calledChan Bao, was compiled between 847 and 852.

The Pulse Classic

Maijing compiled by Wang Shuhe in the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316), is the first extant book specializing in sphygmology in China.

Wang Shuhe

Wang Shuhe, also named "Wang Xi", was from Gaoping (now Gaoping County, Shanxi Province) of the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316).

Sun Simiao

Sun Simiao (581-682) was a great medical scientist of China in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). His native place was Jingzhao Huayuan (now Sunjiayuan in Hui County, Shaanxi Province).

Huangfu Mi

Huangfu Mi was born in the year 215 in a poor farmhouse in Anding Chaona (now Lingtai of Gansu Province) of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).

Breaking tradition

Ambitious couple set up largest chain of TCM clinics throughout switzerland.

TCM-Western medicine interaction full of promise

A dialogue full of promise between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine (WM) has started in Italy.

Interest in TCM growing globally

While some Chinese experts propose abolishing traditional Chinese medicine, foreign pharmaceutical institutions and industries are pursuing them.

Intl students learn TCM in China

practices. TCM, which dates back more than 2,000 years in China, is now becoming popular abroad

Warming up to winter

Guard against autumn's cool breeze

Eat cool in summer

Celebrating age and wisdom

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