TCM is a alternative medical method. There are 5 pillars of treatment:
Accupuncture: blockades are dissolved by stimulation with thin needles or heat
Massage techniques: e.g. with dynamic movements, palpitation or accupressure
Breathing and movement exercises: Tai Qi and Qi Gong
Chinese dietetics: it is divided up into preventive and therapeutical diet. Food is categorised by its thermic effect, its energetic and its taste.
Chinese pharmacotherapy: the health situation of a patient is assessed by specific health symptoms as well as diagnose of the tongue and pulse and, according to this diagnosis, the patient gets a prescription of medicinal herbs.
This is supposed to renew the harmony of Yin and Yang of the organs and improve the function of organs and metabolism.
The fields of application of TCM are various and are such as dizziness, insomnia, depressions, sensitivity for infections, allergies, gastrointestinal diseases.
Read more about the tradition of TCM on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Chinese_medicine