Chinese medicine is a form of traditional medicine that has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It is based on the concept of qi (pronounced "chee"), which is believed to be a vital energy that flows through the body and regulates a person's physical, mental, and emotional balance.
In Chinese medicine, the body is viewed as a whole system, and health is achieved by maintaining a balance of yin and yang, two complementary and opposing forces that exist in nature and the human body. When there is an imbalance in the body's yin and yang, illness can occur.
Chinese medicine uses a variety of techniques to restore balance in the body, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and dietary therapy. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of qi and promote healing. Herbal medicine involves the use of plants and natural substances to treat illness and promote health.