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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to a broad range of medical practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China over a tradition of more than 2,000 years. Traces of therapeutic activities in China date from the Shang dynasty (14th–11th centuries BCE). These practices include various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. TCM is primarily used to complement an alternative approach to traditional mainline medicine and is widely used in China but it has also found increasing popularity in the West.

Due to the increasing popularity, in recent years, of traditional Chinese medicine as a form of therapy, the World Health Organization has recommended that national health authorities must ensure safety and competence in its use. Making use of traditional Chinese medicine in modern medical care means taking it out of its traditional concept and applying it as a therapeutic option for a limited number of conditions for which it has been shown to be effective, without having to reconcile the underlying theories between the traditional and modern mainline medicine.

Master in TCM - October 2017
Applications for the Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture commencing in October 2017 are now available online. Click here to submit an online application.
The role of Acupuncture in weight loss

The University of Malta Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic is holding a lecture about 'The role of acupuncture in weight loss' on Friday 16th September 2016 at 1930.

Launch of TCM Clinical services to the public

The Centre for TCM is pleased to announce the launch of its Clinical Services. Appointments can be arranged by phone on 2340 3988 or email at

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