Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a distinct and comprehensive system of medical practice from modern biomedicine. TCM is a complete medicine that has preserve health, prevented and treated illness for thousands of years.

TCM includes usage of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, exercise, dietary and lifestyle recommendations to treat the root cause of disease, balance disharmonies and reduce symptoms.

 

The potential benefits of Chinese Medicine are widely recognized, and it has been increasing integrated with mainstream health care in the United States. Chinese Medicine uses diagnostic methods that take into consideration the person as a whole. This means the medicine does not solely focus only to eliminate or alleviate symptoms, but more importantly treat the underlying cause, increase the ability to function and improve the quality of life.

 

This also means the medicine is tailored to each and every individual. Chinese Medicine sees each patient as an individual even if they come in with similar ailments. Similar physical manifestations can come from different root causes. Many Patients experience a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms with their chief complaint that are often from the same underlying cause, such as stress, insomnia, fatigue, headache, digestive problems, low sex drive or weight gain. Chinese medicine views any observable symptom or sign as related to Internal Organ dysfunction. This medical diagnosis allows not only treatment of the immediate condition, but also the root cause and keeps the body/mind strong with preventative care. 

Acupuncture

In the simplest of terms Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body to stimulate natural healing.

 

 For thousands of years, Chinese acupuncturists focused on human energy flow known as "Qi". As long as this energy flows freely, health is maintained. However once the flow of energy is blocked (through stress, poor diet, trauma, injury, etc.), the body becomes unbalanced then pain and illness can occur.

 

Acupuncture works by stimulating this energy flow with fine needles inserted into specific points to cause a physiological change in the body. They affects various body’s systems, including the neurological, endocrine, respiratory, and digestive systems.

 

Thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered and mapped out the location of these points. Recently, electromagnetic research has confirmed their existence and location. By selecting and needling points, an acupuncturist can address a wide range of issues including pain, digestive disorders, and relief from the stresses of modern-day life.

You would likely receive great benefit from this form of care if you are
  • Struggling with chronic health issues that haven’t responded to other forms of care

  • Interested in reducing dependence on Western medications

  • Looking for alternatives ways of treatment that are more natural and with less side effects

  • Looking for ways to grow spiritually and emotionally

  • Looking to maintain good health and reduce future illnesses

TCM Treats
  • Physical injuries and pain management

  • Arthritis

  • Chronic pain: neck, shoulder, arm, hands, carpal tunnel, back, sciatica, leg, foot

  • Women's health and fertility: irregular cycles, PMS, painful periods, peri/post-menopause, hot flashes, IVF support, infertility, hormonal imbalance

  • Sleep and Insomnia

  • Digestive issues: IBS, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion

  • Stress related conditions, Anxiety

  • Allergy

  • Skin, Dermatological: dermatitis, Herpes zoster (shingles), psoriasis, eczema, rash, acne, wrinkles

  • Athletic Performance & Recovery

  • Side effects of Cancer: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite,

  • Headaches, Migraines

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Stroke rehabilitation

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Asthma

  • Mental Health

  • Weight loss

  • General health maintenance through strengthening the immune system and harmonizing the functions of the various organ and meridian systems.

Different TCM Modalities
  • Acupuncture

  • Electro-stimulation

  • Cupping

  • Moxabustion

  • Tui Na Massage

  • Chinese Dietary Therapy

  • Lifestyle and Wellness Guidance

  • Heat lamp