Traditional Chinese Medicine is known as alternative medicine. Almost have of the United States use some form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tai Chi to Herbal treatments, all of these forms can only benefit a person’s health. Some people look to Traditional Chinese Medicine when the mainstream route has not worked out, some will use this as a last resort. Some people use TCM because it is inexpensive. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been a key aspect in the medicine world. It may not cure a disease, but it definitely can help with the symptoms and give the individual support on the road to recovery. TCM balances out the inner Qi of a person. TCM was a small stepping-stone into medicine, and today our medicine is the most advanced. Traditional Chinese Medicine together with Western Medicine creates the best of both worlds, ancient and modern. TCM connects to the body and soul, natural science while Western Medicine is the scientific aspect. These two medicinal ways provides a positive outlook on our medical world today and they both continue to help patients all over the world. 5
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