China was believed to be one of the first countries which came up with the medical culture. It is the country which took a completely different approach towards medical science. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the concept of medication which focusses on attaining the fitness and health through bringing harmony in our lives. There are few concepts in China on which TCM is based. The first concept is “Qi” which is termed for “vital energy” and the other theory or the concept is “yin and yang”, which means that the existence of people is some-where based on the different forces which brings harmony from all opposite elements (Lao et al, 2012). The concepts believe that, Harmony is the reason for well-being, supportability and disharmony causes Illness, diseases etc.
Traditional Chinese medicine is the method which believes in taking everything as a whole i.e. people and the world are taking all together. This is because everything which is included has an impact on the health and well-being of a person. It included everything like ones eating habits, the way in which stress and pressure is handled, the kind of relationship one has with their family and friends, the community in which one lives and the surrounding environment. It means that TCM is a Chinese method which not only does the treatment of the illness and the disease but also improves the healthiness, comfort and sustainability in ones lives and world (Zhnag et al, 2010).
Traditional Chinese Medicines are based on some of the principles which help in the treatment of the patient. The basic four principles are:
Body is incorporated as complete: According to this principle, a human body is a whole package. It means that it is a combination of complex functioning of mind as well as the physical parts of the body. All the physical parts of the body and the mind are interrelated which gets its power and energy from strength of life. When a particular treatment is done, according to TCM, the healing which is done is actually within the person.