TCM - the past and present; The point of view of a product designer; Body energy; TCM's understanding of how the human body functions; Enabling the self-healing system to cure psoriasis and stop hair loss; Applying the principles of TCM to treating obesity; Daily massages; The future of TCM and its concept of self-healing; Appendix: Technology and TCM.
In the 1990s Alex Wu worked in Shanghai as an investment fund manager for a group of investors from Hong Kong. After years of heavy workload and high pressure, his health deteriorated and he faced a multitude of illnesses. At that time he was fortunate to meet a very skilful Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner. With her help he was able to overcome his illnesses and regain his health in a matter of months. His speedy recovery sparked his interest in TCM and he began studying Chinese medicine. In doing so he compiled a summary of what he had learnt that became the first draft of this book. He now has a health spa in Taipei where the massage treatments explained in the book and TCM-related technology he has helped to develop are put into practice.