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What You Need to Know About Traditional Chinese Medicine

September 21, 2020

What You Need to Know About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a therapeutic modality originating thousands of years ago in China. TCM practices incorporate the use of a variety of healing methods, including:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Herbs
  • Acupuncture and acupressure
  • Exercises like Tai Chi and Qi Qong
  • Cupping therapy and moxibustion

 In places like America, TCM is considered a complementary or "alternative" medicine, while many medical facilities throughout China practice TCM alongside modern medical techniques. 

 In TCM, health problems are diagnosed and treated according to the body's system in which an imbalance is present, thereby causing the problem. The therapies of TCM then aim to address the imbalance rather than merely attack the symptoms of the problem. By addressing the imbalance, not only can the problem disappear, but by maintaining balance in the affected system, that problem won't likely return. 


Benefits of TCM

 TCM offers a range of health benefits across the entire array of bodily systems. Most commonly (though not exclusively) TCM is used to help with the following conditions:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Obesity
  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Fertility issues
  • Skin conditions, like acne, eczema, hives, and psoriasis
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies


What to Know About TCM Health Supplements

 As mentioned at the start of this article, the practices of TCM include the use of herbs as part of many treatment and wellness programs. You can take whole herbs, such as in a tea or infusion, if you can get ahold of them and wish to make your own concoctions. However, many people find it far easier and more economical over the long run to purchase all-natural herbal supplements instead.

 If they're made exclusively with properly grown and processed all-natural herbs, such as those produced by Farlong Pharmaceutical, herbal supplements can be just as beneficial as whole herbs. Better yet, many herbal supplements contain blends of multiple healing herbs extracted and combined in just the right amounts to yield the desired results, be they heart health, cognitive improvement, or pain relief.  

 Some of the herbs commonly used in TCM for their various health benefits include Gotu kola, ginkgo Biloba and astralagus. One particular herb used in TCM for a wide array of benefits is panax notoginseng.


 Panax notoginseng extract manufacture company Farlong Pharmaceutical is the foremost notoginseng authority and a manufacturer of a full catalog of TCM herbal remedies. Farlong Pharmaceutical sources all the panax notoginseng used in their supplements from its own 6k-acre, non-GMO, GAP-compliant farm in the Yunnan Province of China, the only known place in the world where this herb grows natively.