Tianjiu, a treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is an outcome of wisdom in health preservation that has been passed down since ancient China. The concepts of TCM emphasize the theories of "keeping illnesses at bay", treating symptoms and root causes, and managing health in accordance with time and climatic changes. While it is commonly known that prevention is always better than cure, good preventive measures can avoid the occurrence of diseases. "Tianjiu" therapy developed from the theory of "curing winter’s ailments in summer and summer’s ailments in winter". In fact, the Chinese word of "Tian (天)" in "Tianjiu" literally means the times of the day and year. According to the calculation method of heaven and earth, the hottest and coldest days of summer and winter are the most suitable times of the year for conducting Tianjiu therapy. Meanwhile, the Chinese word of "Jiu (灸)" refers to the use of Chinese herbs of "warm heat" nature to expel cold and nourish yang, remove the long-accumulated coldness from the body, and strengthen the Yang Qi. In fact, this concept is equivalent to "enhancement of immunity" in Western medicine. By bringing about the effects, those who are prone to colds and those with weak and cold physique can improve their overall health, thereby reducing disease recurrence.
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