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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bird Nest

TCM stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine and it has more than 2000 years of history. And under TCM, bird nest has a tradition of consumption for over 1000 years already.

Today we will tell you more about TCM and where does bird nest fall under. 🙂

TCM stands for Traditional Chinese medicine and it has more than 2000 years of history. 

Different from western medicine, TCM adopts a holistic approach in healing the body and mind, and is better in curing the root of the problem. However it is slow in action so requires longer treatment.

TCM believes the human body has organic unity. The sense of unity is based on the opposing and complementary relationships of Yin and Yang. Yin and yang are usually in an unbalanced state. Illness occurs when one becomes unbalanced in the body.

Although our body organs perform their own individual functions, they are still interdependent on one another. 

‘Heaty’ means there is excess yang energy in the body, whereas ‘cooling’ means there is excess yin energy. When our body is under Heaty conditions, it results in fever, throat pain, acne, and mouth ulcers. On the other hand, under cooling conditions, it results in chills, pale complexion and tends to feel tired easily. 

TCM has undergone many testing. And Many research have shown that it is safe and effective. In fact, the World Health Organization is including a section on TCM in its upcoming guide for diagnosing and classifying diseases.

Because TCM is getting well-recognized in  the world, it leads to the significant rise in the demand for bird nests. Bird nests have a tradition of use for more than 1000 years. It is classified as a tonic in TCM. According to “Supplements to Compendium of Materia Medica”,Birds nest nourishes Yin energy in the lungs, resolves phlegm and relieves coughing.

TCM believes that “the lungs govern skin and hair”.  Bird nests can improve one’s complexion, reduce signs of aging. Modern research has found that it contains glycoprotein that promotes recovery and anti-aging, antioxidants that can boost immunity and sialic acid which is essential for brain development.


As more people are aware of the benefits of bird nests, its supply has extended, not just within Asian, some have even reached to western countries. Today, Traditional Chinese medicine is widely used to promote health and improve overall well-being.  And to complement the Western medical treatment.

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