Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is over 2,000 years old. It originated in the eastern Asia that today includes China, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan or Korea. TCM uses the ways of acupuncture or auriculotherapy, cupping, Gua sha, maxibastion, Qi gong related breathing and meditation exercise, Tui na, a form of massage, Feng shui, an esoteric methods in corporate or reflect personal believe or specialization and Chinese herbs. 

Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world and is the accumulation of the experience of the Chinese in the attempt to maintain health and treat disease. Guided by observation and experience through the ages Chinese medical experts have developed a system of health care for the prevention and treatment of disease. It has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use.

In theory and practice, TCM is completely different from Western medicine, both in terms of understanding how the human body works and how illness occurs and should be treated.
Chinese herbal are now experiencing a rapid increase in usage and popularity and Chinese medical experts emphasizes a healthful balance of yin and yang. It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between the two may be undermined and the ways in which a person’s Qi or vitality may be depleted or blocked.

Compared with western medicine, TCM is a kind of experienced medicine and clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patient’s of signs and symptoms that reflect an inbalance, while the Western medicine is based on the experimental results from animal tests. TCM pay attention on individual sighs and sensation and western medicine on the pathogens, such as virus or bacteria, etc. Chinese herbs have served as the foundation for over 5,000 years, includes hundreds of popular organic ingredients that work in harmony to produce the desired effects in people’s body. These ingredients are primarily of plant origin, and may include roots, barks, seeds, flowers and leaves. Western medicine developed with industrial revolution and uses the synthetic chemicals, of course, with some side effectiveness.

How to Get the Best Benefit from both Medicines
A top of “In which way the people with illness could get the best benefit and minimum side effectiveness form both TCM and Western medicine” has discussed in clinic for decades and whenever a new technique used in clinic, the above top had being discussed again. In general, according to my experience, the people suffer from chronic illness TCM is more effectively than western medicine. Functional diseases, such as migraine, stress, diarrhea etc the TCM is better. The surgical, emergency or pathological diseases, for example, appendicitis, open bone fractures, massive bleeding or early stage cancer etc. look for western medicine because the surgery, rescues and diagnostic methods have widely used in clinic. According the systems, the diseases belong to neurological, gynecological, pediatric, sport injury, such as bill false, irregular menstruation, menopause, poor digestion, frozen shoulder recovering stage of stoke etc. TCM is better.  If the people suffer from incurable disease, such as ulcerative colitis, trying the TCM first because TCM has no side effectiveness.