traditional chinese medicine philosophy

To understand Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, it is important to compare it to the bio-medical model which most of us born in the western hemisphere are more familiar with. Without getting too overwhelmed with the history of philosophy (a fascinating yet extremely complex subject), there are two main differences in the development of the medical models which should be identified. The first difference is the basic form of logic which influenced the ancient cultures from which these medical models developed. The second major difference is the form of analysis used to understand the universe and, by extension, the human body.
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