Chinese Medicine is a medical framework which has been used as a form of primary health care in China and East Asia for thousands of years. As a health care system it incorporates acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, as well as tui na (Chinese massage), diet and lifestyle advice.
With thousands of years of practice and development, Chinese Medicine possesses unique and integrated theories, all with the basic underlying principle that good health relies on the restoration and maintenance of harmony and balance in the body.
Classical texts and Canons of Chinese Medicine written many, many years ago, such as the Huangdi Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun and the Jinggui Yao Lue, outline a vast number of conditions and prospective treatment principles and plans based on the classical use of herbs and acupuncture. These theories and treatment principles are what are still used to this day.