Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used for over 2000 years in China and other Asian countries to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. It is a holistic approach that involves looking at the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of the person rather than addressing individual symptoms. TCM functions to promote the body's ability to heal itself.
The unique feature of TCM is that it recognizes that people are individuals with different constitutions living in diverse environments, and treatments are tailored for each person's distinct requirements. It is based on the concept of "qi" (often referred to as "energy" in western culture), a scientifically proven life force that flows through all things. Qi flows along pathways (meridians) in the human body which are related to the organs, muscles and nervous system.
Pain and ill-health result when the flow of qi is disrupted or blocked. This can be due to disease, trauma, medications, stress, environmental and other lifestyle factors. The different modalities used in our clinic include: Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Cupping, Gua Sha, Plum Blossom, Bleeding, and Moxibustion.