From Our Founder: Introducing Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been in my family for generations. In fact, my grandfather ran the hospital in Hunan, China that I was born in. My personal relationship with herbal healing has helped me establish the mission of Elix: to democratize access to the healing potential of TCM by blending ancient wisdom with modern science.  

TCM 101 is our series dedicated to helping you understand the history and fundamental principles of Chinese Medicine so that you can integrate holistic healing in your own life. Together, we can build a community that supports each other in feeling our best every day of the month and reimagines the future of chronic care — beginning with menstrual wellness. Journey with us below.

With love,

Lulu Ge — Founder & CEO of Elix

The History of TCM 

Yin and Yang

How TCM Understands the Body

Pattern Diagnosis

Patterns of Imbalance for Menstrual Symptoms

TCM Herbs and Formulas

This article was reviewed by Dr. Liem Le.
Dr. Liem Le is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritionist Integrative Medicine Department at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. He is a part of the teaching staff for the Masters program for the Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition program at University of Western States. Dr. Le is currently working on his fellowship in Integrative Medicine with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine via a scholarship from the White House to complete the initiative.

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