Traditional Chinese Medicine is the mainstream medical practice in Asia that originated thousands of years ago in China. It is a comprehensive health care system used to maintain health as well as diagnose and treat illness. Disease is considered the result of physiological imbalances in the body. Instead of treating a specific illness or disease, the goal of TCM therapy is treatment of the imbalance that can then allow the body to return to an state of optimal health. When the body is balanced, the body can heal itself.