In 3000 BC Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and practice began to develop. It is an holistic medicine that views the body intrinsically linked with nature. An individual's health is determined by the balance of complex interrelated systems inside and outside the body. When imbalances between these systems occur, the body becomes ill. Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism have influenced the development and philosophy of the medicine.

TCM uses acupuncture, moxibustion and/or herbs to treat an imbalance such as but not limited to: acute and chronic pain, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, digestive disorders, infertility, fibroids, ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, erectile dysfunction, allergies, asthma, the common cold, insomnia, fatigue, stress and side effects from medication, radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.

When something takes charge of the beings we speak of the Heart.
When the Heart applies itself we speak of Intent.
When Intent becomes permanent we speak of Will.
When the persevering Will changes, we speak of Thought.
When Thought extends itself powerfully and far, we speak of Reflection.
When Reflection can have all beings at its disposal, we speak of Knowing-How (the knowledge of how to conduct life).
— Neijing