Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM has been practiced for over 3000 years. It is a holistic approach to human ailments and diseases that views and treats the human body as a whole. TCM views a person as an energy system in which the body and the mind are united. It is based on theories of Yin and Yang (the balance between two aspects of the world), five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water), Qi (energy), Zang-Fu (physiological function and pathological change of organs), blood and body fluid.

TCM is a general term used to encompass treatments with acupuncture, herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercise, massages, and moxibustion. Other aspects of TCM include electroacupuncture (the use of fine microcurrent technology), diet / lifestyle, cupping (use of glass cups as suction devices to stimulate blood circulation), Qi Gong (breathing exercise), Tai Chi (physical exercise) and meditation.

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Over the past 5,000 years, Chinese herbology has evolved into an art form of its own. A practitioner who makes use of herbs is familiar with most of the 1,800 herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia. All of these herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions, and the different organs, meridians, and disharmonies they address.