Traditional Chinese Medicine is part of a healing system, which helps normalise imbalance energy, or QI (pronounced ‘chee’), that runs through invisible meridians in the body. The ancient Chinese proposed that a balance of two opposing forces of energy, called Yin and Yang, sustains every living thing. Together, they make up the life essence. When Yin and Yang are out of balance in the body, this causes a blockage of Qi a nd a subsequent illness. Several conditions, such as stress, poor diet, pollution, emotional upsets or infection can cause an imbalance in our Yin and Yang. TCM is used to help restore this imbalance and improve our quality of life and well-being. TCM is becoming a popular method of treatment in Australia with nearly three million Australians visiting TCM practitioners each year.