Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in shamanism and developed over thousands of years into a sound medical system. Ancestral experts of the art have entered the canon of traditional Chinese medicine, and have been elevated to the level of divinity in popular Chinese culture.
Traditional Chinese medicine is possibly the oldest continually used medical system known to humankind. Based on the use of herbal medicines, acupuncture, diet, and lifestyle, traditional Chinese medicine has proven effective in many contexts. A central tenet of Chinese medicine is that ideal health is achieved through harmony with nature.