For your health and wellness
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an independent, complete medical system that utilizes 5 branches including acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, massage or tuina, diet/nutrition and gentle exercises, called qigong. These 5 branches are used in combination to harmonize the body’s energy, called Qi (said CHEE) promoting balance and health for one’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Acupuncture, often the most popular, includes the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture has a history of over 2500 years with the first accounts showing up 5,000 years ago. Acupuncture points lie on different energetic pathways, called channels or meridians. These acupuncture points can be viewed as portals to tap into the body’s self-healing mechanism to restore balance.
Acupuncture is best when used in combination with the other branches of TCM. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture function as the yin and yang complement of each other. Herbs are able to promote an internal balance. Your TCM practitioner may recommend the appropriate combination of acupuncture and herbal formulas to best promote balance.
Diet, like herbs, is imperative to support overall health and wellbeing. Foods have their own energetic properties. Often our diet is a major contributing factor to our imbalances. Through addressing diet, we are able to further support the path to health.
While Traditional Chinese Medicine can support generalized health and well-being, The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated the following conditions are effectively treated with the help of acupuncture (click to see full list):