Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of medicine with a unique emphasis on living in harmony with nature to promote health. Its modalities include Acupuncture, Acupressure Massage, Cupping, Chi Nei Tsang, Qi Gong and Herbal Medicine.
Why is it so great? Traditional Chinese Medicine attends to all of you. Your physical health, your emotional health and your mental health. It makes space for you to be all that you are and can become, to integrate all your parts and move forward in your life feeling supported and connected. During the treatment, you rest in a warm, cozy room, and time slows down, helping all of you heal. Yes, you rest with needles, but they are tiny, painless needles that change your brain chemistry and help you enter a deeply relaxed state that aids in lowering blood pressure, smoothes digestion, calms anxiety and depression and facilitates quality sleep.
What’s the history behind it? Rooted in Taoist philosophy and 4000 years experience, ancient doctors developed a system of correspondences between the inner workings of the body and the natural environment. They applied their understanding of the seasons, hot and cold, wet and dry to the body. They saw each person as a unique ecosystem and health as dynamic balance of natural elements within each of us.
Modern Acupuncture sees you as unique too. Each treatment is specific to your body, your condition and the time of year it takes place.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Today
Traditional Chinese Medicine is the perfect antidote to “Modern Life”. Working long hours, always in a rush, we lose our connection to nature, ourselves and each other. TCM provides a way to re-frame our experience, regain equilibrium and live well.
TCM is about understanding your particular health needs and creating effective solutions so you can feel great.
What do we treat with Chinese Medicine? More than you might think.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat a wide range of conditions and strengthen your system to help prevent disease. Listed below are many of the things TCM can help. If you don’t see your health concern, just ask. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats the whole person. We see symptoms as part of a greater pattern of health and treat with this philosophy in mind.
- Repetitive Strain & sports injuries
- Muscle pain, sprain and weakness
- Back & neck pain & stiffness
- Tendonitis, arthritis & sciatica
- Facial Paralysis & trigeminal neuralgia
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Menstrual Pain & irregularity
- Menopausal complaints
- Pregnancy discomfort
- Infertility & impotence
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Urinary tract & bladder infection
- Asthma, allergies, sinusitis & bronchitis
- Colds, flu & cough
- Sore throat, loss of voice & hoarseness
- Vision problems
- Stress, anxiety, depression & insomnia
- Nausea, indigestion, bloating & ulcers
- Liver & gallbladder disease
- Constipation and hemorrhoids
- Diarrhea & colitis
- Eczema, hives, rashes & acne
- Herpes & shingles
- Immune enhancement
- Addiction control & cessation
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight loss
- High blood pressure
- Acupuncture pediatrics