Chinese Medicine in China – “Local study guide”

TCM study in China

Chinese Medicine in China - "Local study guide" by Wushan TCM

Institutions - Treatment - Prevention

Chinese medicine institutions:

Here you can get information about academic studies of TCM in professional medical universities, as well as clinical treatments in Chinese hospitals and pharmacies. Hopefully all this leads you to find methods of treating yourself to achieve a healthier life.
Read more here about our chosen topics!
• Chinese medicine universities
• Chinese medicine hospitals and clinics
• Chinese medicine pharmacies

Chinese medicine treatments:

Chinese medicine combines four main diagnostic methods: viewing, interviewing the patient, the smell and hearing, and the differentiation of the pulse. All of these are based on the theories of yin and yang, the five elements and the zang fu organs in order to understand the physiological functions of the human being. • Chinese Herbal Medicine
• Chinese Acupuncture
• Chinese Tuina Massage

Chinese medicine prevention:

In China the value of preventive health practices has had a very high priority for many centuries. Back in the period 475 – 221 BC, the TCM classic “Huang Di Nei Jing” gave instructions on how to maintain a healthy life.
• Chinese Qi Gong
• Taiji Quan
• Wushu/ Chinese martial arts
• Chinese medicine diet medicine

Chinese medicine institutions

Universities - Hospitals - Pharmacies

Chinese medicine institutions:

Study TCM in China

Did you know that Traditional Chinese Medicine has a history of more than 2,500 years? And did you know as well that TCM is based on classical texts, written in that time but still actively used in the study of TCM today? That is exactly what is so remarkable about this ancient medicine, which has always been an integral part of both traditional and modern Chinese culture and society.
In TCM, the human being, with its complex physiologic and pathologic processes, is analysed in order to form a sophisticated diagnosis and individual treatment plan.
This website provides a deep insight into the academic studies of TCM in professional TCM universities, TCM clinical treatments in hospitals and pharmacies and into the characteristics of TCM itself. Hopefully all this leads you to find methods of treating yourself to achieve a healthier life.
Wushan TCM has a comprehensive network and is in direct contact with TCM universities, institutions, doctors and students in all parts of China.

Chinese medicine universities:

Chinese medicine university china

Are you looking for a training opportunity in China where you can study TCM on a higher educational level? If so, you should visit a TCM University which can offer you different kinds of training.
Are you interested in participating in a Short Term Programme to study a special field of TCM or are you looking forward to stepping into a Long Term Education Programme? Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Programs will give you a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of TCM.
See here for more information!

Chinese medicine hospitals:

Chinese medicine clinic in kunming

Here you can find insights into the various areas of TCM hospitals and TCM clinics. Reports from clinical departments inform you in detail about the TCM and Western Medicine situation in each of the following hospitals:

  • Zhejiang Provincial Hospital for Chinese Medicine
  • Zhejiang Acupuncture and Tuina Hospital
  • TCM Clinics in Yunnan and Fujian Province

Chinese medicine pharmacies:

Chinese medicine pharmacies

What makes it so special to have a treatment or only a short visit in a traditional Chinese pharmacy?
Is it the scent of Chinese medicinal herbs in the air? Is it the costly storage of medicinal herbs in wooden drawers, which make you feel good just by looking at them?
Ancient Chinese TCM pharmacies have affiliated clinics that offer a professional TCM treatment, given by highly educated TCM doctors.
Take a look inside!

Chinese medicine treatments

Herbal medicine - Acupuncture - Tuina massage

Chinese medicine treatments:

Chinese medicine treatment in china

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses our five senses to gain a detailed and comprehensive diagnosis of various symptom complexes. It is necessary to use four main diagnostic methods (viewing, interviewing the patient, the smell and hearing, and the differentiation of the pulse), all of which are based on the theories of yin and yang, the five elements and the zang fu organs. These help understand the human being, with its physiological functions in connection to each other and by this get an accurate insight into the nature and causes of a disease. A combination of treatment methods including TCM herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina are often prescribed for the patient.

Chinese herbal medicine:

Chinese herbal medicine

In Chinese herbal medicine, different parts of a plant (bark, roots, seeds, fruit, etc.), animal parts, minerals, and special stones are used for the treatment of symptoms.

The qualities and characteristics of Chinese herbs include:
1) temperature differentiations (hot, warm, cold, cool)
2) taste differentiations (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy, salty)
3) the aspects of the body that are most affected by the particular substance

A medicinal herb prescription is called a TCM-formula, which may be cooked in water and taken by the patient.

Chinese acupuncture:

acupuncture study hangzhou

Chinese acupuncture is one aspect of the TCM-treatment. In 1990 it was recognized by the WHO as a valid medical system. According to the old Chinese classics, which have been written 2000 years ago, our human body is connected by meridians, that transport qi and blood. Meridians connect the body surface and the zang fu-organs. Once circulation becomes blocked or stagnates, illness begins. The placement of acupuncture needles into specific locations has different effects on our internal processes, encourages the free flow of the qi and releases the blockage from energetic system. In western countries, acupuncture is often applied to reduce pain in specific parts of the body.

Chinese tuina massage:

Chinese tuina massage

Tuina massage is based on the theories of zang fu organs and the meridian records, which according to TCM, are in conjunction with one another and describe the human being in its entirety. Based on the western anatomy and pathology, areas of tension are resolved by certain hand techniques and body massages.

Frequently encountered diseases of the spine, joints, shoulders etc. will be in a harmonious balance again.

Chinese medicine prevention

Qi Gong - Taiji Quan - Martial Arts - Diet medicine

Chinese medicine prevention:

Chinese medicine prevention

In China, the value of preventive health practices has had a very high priority for centuries. Already in the period 475 – 221 BC, the TCM classic “Huang Di Nei Jing” gave instructions on how to maintain a healthy life. In our modern, often very busy life, Chinese exercise techniques such as Qi Gong, Taiji Quan as well as Wushu styles and concepts of TCM, offer a solution to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Chinese Qi Gong:

qi gong hangzhou china

Qi Gong exercises serve the cultivation of qi and maintain health. Through the unified training of breathing, movement and imagination, self-stimulated processes in the body are started and vital functions are supported. Through the exercise of Qi Gong you will gain a more natural way of life and develop a dignified sense of self-care.

Chinese Taiji Quan:

Taiji Quan in China

Taiji Quan is one of the inner, soft martial arts, based on the principles of yin and yang. Movements are slow and gentle and accompanied by mental focus. The practice of Taiji Quan is appropriate for every age group. A gentle breath as well as a meditative mind can relax the body and enables the practitioner to get an intense self-perception.

Especially in the early morning, you will find a large number of enthusiastic people practising Taiji Quan in Chinese cities, actively devoted to their health.

Chinese martial arts:

white crane kung fu

In China, children as well as elderly people do martial arts exercises. These are subdivided into hard, external styles of the Shaolin school and soft, internal styles, attached to the Wu Dang school. The Chinese martial arts follow a holistic training, which includes the self defence aspect of the health of the body as well as the training of mind and concentration.

Chinese diet medicine:

Chinese diet medicine

This is based on comprehensive concepts that our food is grouped into five taste qualities and different temperature behaviour, according to shape and form. Corresponding seasonal recommendations also provide clues about its effects and lead to a conscious use for the benefit of our health. A walnut may serve as an example. Because of its similarity to our human brain it is said to provide a performance enhancement and improve the functionality of our brain.