Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that can be used alone or in conjunction with other medical systems.  It has been developed out of a long history and is evolving with new research and modern medical experience.  

There are five main modalities that are used in TCM, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Herbal Massage (Tui Na), Chinese Dietary therapy and Moxibustion.  When these modalities are integrated you will receive an individualized treatment catered for your needs, with a treatment strategy that is based on your condition, chronicity and constitution.  

 

TCM is based on the theory that when there is a blockage in the body, disease can form.  With this holistic approach in mind our primary goal is to simultaneously promote well-being and alleviate the main complaint to help with your healing.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles at key points on the body, manipulating Qi through a network of meridians or channels.  These acupuncture points elicit a certain quality of Qi and their own therapeutic action to rebalance the bodies disharmonies according to the patient’s individual pattern. 

 

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that has been used to keep people healthy for over 2000 years.  Recent biomedical research suggests that acupuncture effects the fascial network (messenger system) to influence brain chemistry and trigger internal responses like regulating hormones such as cortisol, releasing pain reducing endorphins, increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and much more.  Primarily acupuncture can benefit fertility, pregnancy ailments, management of pain, sleep, digestion, reducing inflammation and more.

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