Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old. This makes it one of the world’s first health ever medical sciences. Despite its ancient roots, TCM has always considered stress the primary cause of disease. This philosophy makes TCM a particularly suitable method for tackling the issues of our modern day. These days, more and more people are suffering from stress-related ailments, such as tension, anxiety, sleeping issues, digestive complaints, obesity, etc. In considering these from a traditional-Chinese-medicine perspective, they can be treated at the root of the cause. And what better time to do so than on a wellness holiday? At a luxury health or wellness resort, surrounded by peace, relaxation and comfort, affording you all the time and space you need to focus fully on treating your issues and complaints. A Traditional Chinese Medicine wellness holiday is one you’ll return home from, healthier in body.
What is a Traditional Chinese Medicine holiday?
Western medicine approaches the body and mind as two separate entities. This is not the case in TCM: it views the body and mind as one. A person is therefore considered a complex entity of matter, energy and spirit that is constantly developing and subject to change. What’s more, all parts are interconnected: the mind affects the body, whereby mental and psychological problems can be expressed in the body. And vice versa, the body affects the mind, with mental issues causing physical ones.
An important aspect of a TCM treatment plan is energy work. Tuina massage for example, occupies a firm place within Chinese medicine, or acupuncture and foot reflexology. These treatments are aimed at releasing blocked energy and allowing it to flow again. Hydro-aromatherapy also features on the treatment plan. The jets of a whirlpool are aimed at the meridians to aid circulation and restore energy and vitality. The water used for this is enriched with essential oils. A third element is physical activity. Qi gong, tai chi and special stretching exercises also help readdress energy imbalances. The idea is that once the energy has been balanced, your ailments will subside.
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