TIK TOK MODERNIZES TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
RYAN FRAZEE WRITING – Tik Tok is democratizing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at a rapid pace.
The hashtag #Traditional Chinese Medicine has over 19 million views. If you are looking for it, you will find accessible home remedies like gua sha, moxibustion, and acupressure for a wide range of physical and mental health problems such as insomnia, bruises, and anxiety. The videos are brief but informative. Wisdom is shared freely by licensed professionals and TCM aficionados with the same goal: to spread positivity and health.
One TCM professional Tik Tok account that caught my eye is that of Kathy, a doctor who continually posts health-focused videos for all ages. His “@sightsage” account is published here. Kathy’s dedication to wellness is truly inspiring. The doctor is an expert in physical, mental and spiritual health and graciously shares her knowledge. Laurel, an acupuncturist specializing in skin care, is another certified Chinese medicine professional rich in health advice from Tik Tok. I will post his account here.
I struggle with anxiety, depression and poor physical posture. Today I walked through the #Traditional Chinese Medicine hashtag and I quickly found short videos explaining simple techniques for relieving my stress and muscle aches issues. Although I’m normally hesitant to try new things, I found myself dancing happily in my bedroom after watching Kathy’s video on mood enhancement exercise. Additionally, I tested positive for COVID-19 last month and still cannot taste or smell anything. Sure enough, Kathy has a video explaining tips for loss of smell.
The hashtag highlights the brilliant potential of TCM to spread hope in times of confusion and fear. I hope everyone reading this can learn something new and individually benefit from TCM on Tik Tok.