Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture employs a range of modalities including herbal medicine, acupuncture, lifestyle and dietary consultation. It is capable of treating a wide range of disorders from chronic to acute including but not limited to pain, stress-related disorders, digestive disorders, etc. Recommendations such as dietary guidance as well as activity may also be prescribed.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest systems of healthcare in the world, based on thousands of years of empirical study and clinical evidence. It is based on a holistic view of the body and health, with the goal of treatment to restore proper function to the body and guiding each patient into optimal health. This takes into consideration many different aspects of our wellbeing, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, to address the root cause of illness and disease. Modern TCM practitioners also receive training in Western anatomy and physiology. Modalities used include acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupressure, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, qi gong, tai chi, food therapy, and lifestyle counseling.
Acupuncture is one of the primary methods of treatment in TCM, involving the placement of fine, sterile needles into acupoints in the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. Treatments are typically painless and relaxing, stimulating our body’s own ability to repair itself while relaxing the nervous system to provide the rest needed to heal. Acupuncture can be used in the treatment of pain, orthopedic injury, stress, mental health disorders, digestive disorders, cardiovascular health, hormonal imbalances, infertility, allergies, stroke recovery, and a wide range of other conditions.
Chinese herbal medicine is the main method of practice of TCM in China itself. It is a sophisticated and evidence-based approach to medicine using substances found in nature. The practice is based on both traditional medical literature and modern pharmacology. Herbs are combined in formulas designed to address individualized patterns of disharmony in the body, offering unique solutions rather than a one size fits all approach. To ensure safety, products are subject to stringent quality control testing and can only be prescribed by a qualified TCM practitioner.