You've probably heard of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) some time or another.
If we asked you, what makes TCM special and why? Would you be able to give a good account of this ancient system of health?
Likelihood is, probably not. But that's ok!
Here's an insight into Chinese Herbal Medicine and why we think you should give it a go:
Where It All Began
TCM is a powerful, ancient system of health which has been used in the Far East for thousands of years.
Due to its high popularity, these remedies have gone worldwide and are now regularly practiced in Europe.
Western medicine traditionally has always focused on treating disease, but TCM looks to aid your entire health and wellbeing.
What is the Concept of TCM?
In short, Western medicine is like a machine. It's very linear and simple - you need different systems that need specific ins and outs to achieve a main goal.
TCM is very different. The concepts used are not based on traditional science or medicine - it is based on the body's balance, energy and harmony.
You may have heard the term 'QI' in the past. This signifies the vital energy which circulates round the body in currents. Also known as 'Chi', you may have heard Jackie Chan say this many-a-time in the past!
TCM treatments focus on methods which promote/maintain the flow of QI around the body, helping you to improve your health.
Where Does Yin and Yang Come Into This?
Let's dive a little deeper.
Yin and Yang are two elements which describe the qualities of QI. Here are the main differences:
The belief of TCM is that everything we encounter in life has an opposite, and trying to balance is key.
When balancing your Yin and Yang of the QI, you feel healthy and good! If they're off balance, you'll be feeling ill.
TCM aims to create a beautiful inner harmony and healthy flow of QI to ensure you get back to your best.
How is TCM Practised?
There are many ways of practising TCM, including Herbs, Meditation and Tai Chi.
At Aura, our focus is purely on Herbal remedies to support your balance and flow of QI to improve your health.
What Herbal Medicines are Available?
Supplements are an easy way to consume Chinese Medicinal Herbs to achieve your health goals.
Formulated using the five Chinese elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth), each of Aura's 51 supplements has been created for unique health benefits.
Chinese herbs have also been used in teas for centuries.
Formulated for different health benefits, our 9 functional herbal teas are the perfect partner to achieve your goals.
So, with all that being said we hope that this blog has given you an insight into the wonderful world of TCM!
For more information on herbal medicine, please contact us directly and we'll be happy to help.