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Traditional chinese medicine

The traditional Chinese medicine, also known in Western as TCM asserts that the body is a dynamic and interrelated energy system, which is in constant interaction with the environment. TCM was created around four millennia ago with the “Huang Di Neijing”, a medical treatise written by the Yellow Emperor. But it turned in a formal practice during the Han dynasty, particularly when Zhang Zhongjing, the Chinese Hippocrates, wrote several articles about medicine wich rapidly became popular. TCM have been historically developed with the influence of religion and philosophy of the country.

The purpose of TCM is to maintain-restore harmony in the body and the universal balance (called Tao –“the way”) of the two types of energy: the yin ("female", passive energy) and the yang ("male", positive energy); using acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, diet, and the practice of Qigong (a traditional “cultivation” practice that imply movement and/or regulated breathing for therapeutic goals).

TCM is an entire medical system that includes diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness. It is useful not only for ailments and for mind alterations; but also for recuperating power, immunity, and the capacity for pleasure, work, and creativity.

Aside from Yin-yang, TCM is based on a quantity of models including: the Five Phases, the human body Channel system (meridian), Zang Fu organ theory, and others.

Element Description
Wood Zang (yin organs): liver. Fu (yang organs): gall bladder. Sensory organ: eye. Body part: tendons. Body fluid: tears. Life: birth.
Fire Zang (yin organs): heart. Fu (yang organs): small intestine. Sensory organ: tongue. Body part: pulse. Body fluid: sweat. Life: youth.
Earth Zang (yin organs): spleen/pancreas. Fu (yang organs): stomach. Sensory organ: mouth. Body part: muscle. Body fluid: saliva. Life: adulthood.
Metal Zang (yin organs): lung. Fu (yang organs): large intestine. Sensory organ: nose. Body part: skin. Body fluid: mucus. Life: old age.
Water Zang (yin organs): kidney. Fu (yang organs): urinary bladder. Sensory organ: ears. Body part: bones. Body fluid: urine. Life: death.

TCM does not function within the contemporary scientific pattern, but some practitioners are permanently trying to bring traditional practices into a biomedical framework. Today, TCM is considered a complementary or alternative medical system in almost all the world.

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Resources to get a job
If you are interested in get a job related to traditional Chinese medicine, you must be well-prepared to write a professional resume and a convincing cover letter. You can download free medical cover letters and other interesting job resources. Also you must prepared your possible job interview questions and other details if you want to get a better job or improve your career in traditional medicine.

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