Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Chinese Medicine, also referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Oriental Medicine, is an ancient health and healing system that is as relevant today, as it was thousands of years ago. TCM care is helpful in a huge variety of conditions ranging from aches and pains, stress management and hormone disorders to digestive problems, cosmetic and anti-aging and even pediatric illnesses.
TCM originated from Asian countries about 2400 years ago. There was no formal medical system back then and the ancient Chinese wanted to stay healthy and prevent disease, because in most cases, disease equaled death. The medical providers refined medicine and therapies over thousands of years by researching and experimenting with physical therapies, herbs, foods and exercises. These wise medical providers passed their knowledge on to family heirs to continue using and refining the medicine. Chinese Medicine has proven itself over thousands of years to be very effective, as well as natural and holistic.
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While TCM was born out of necessity and used for survival and well-being, Western Medicine is conducting research to better understand exactly how and why Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine works so well. It is clear that Chinese Medicine is gaining a place in the Western Medicine setting, because of it’s effectiveness.
Chinese Medicine uses the following therapies/modalities:
- Diet Therapy
- Herbal Medicine
- Body work / massage
- Qi Gong
Chances are, if you are suffering with a health condition, Acupuncture and TCM can help you. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, reduces inflammation, and promotes physical and emotional well-being.Call us to discuss your health situation to see if we can help you to feel better with Functional and Chinese Medicine.