Rather than merely treating symptoms, Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on building and correcting the body’s own vital energy so it can heal itself.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a healthcare system dating back thousands of years. Rather than merely treating symptoms, this medicine focuses on building and correcting the body’s own vital energy so the body can heal itself. TCM is based on a philosophy of balance. When we are balanced, health and wellbeing exist. When we are out of balance, illness or disease can manifest. TCM uses many modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet, exercise, body work, and food therapy to achieve this balance.
Acupuncture & Acupressure
Acupuncture is a method of balancing and building the body’s life force energy known as “qi” or “chi”. During your initial visit a full health history will be taken, allowing your practitioner to make a thorough TCM diagnosis and treatment plan. Acupuncturists gently insert tiny disposable needles along pathways called meridians through which this energy circulates. These noninvasive treatments can enhance immunity, support both physical and emotional health, alleviate pain, and improve overall wellbeing. Acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese Medicine help bring the body into a balance and promote an optimal state of health.
In the treatment of children, gentle acupressure with small, pain-free tools is often used in place of needles. For these reasons, TCM can be helpful to anyone of any age.
See our FAQ for a list of conditions which can benefit from acupuncture and acupressure treatment.
Cupping therapy is an ancient technique that uses suction at different locations on the skin to promote detoxification and healing. Cupping increases qi and blood flow locally which can release tension, and it can also be utilized to treat symptoms of various illnesses.
Herbal medicine is an integral part of treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese herbs can be used alone, or to complement treatments for virtually any condition or symptom. These herbs can be taken as a tea or capsule, and can be customized to your specific needs. Every herbal formula can be tailored to your particular needs and can be adapted to change with your body. Chinese herbs are an excellent, natural way to optimize and maintain your health!