Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as TCM, is a health care system dating back more than 2500 years. Within the human body, there is a network of channels or meridians through which energy/Qi flows. When this energy is blocked or the balance is disturbed, physical, chemical, neurological and emotional ailments can occur.
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Qi Kung and Therapeutic Massage can help correct the imbalances that affect the activity of the body’s systems. By directing the flow of Qi to areas where it is needed and away from areas where too much Qi has accumulated, a harmonious energetic balance is restored within the body.
Chinese medicine treats the whole person, not just the symptoms. The practitioner takes into account the pattern of symptoms, emotional temperament, diet and overall constitution of the patient. Through pulse and tongue diagnosis and a review of patient history and symptoms, the practitioner can determine what is out of balance and correct the pattern of disharmony, allowing the body to heal itself as nature intended.