Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands
of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as
acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems.
Based on the foundational theories and principles of the Classical Chinese Medicine Model, which was introduced to Japan in the 5th Century, various styles of Japanese Acupuncture have evolved in the view that the human body is a microcosm and thus the treatment addresses the person as a whole.