Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The ancient Chinese people discovered a blueprint for the human body. A timeless system so powerful that it has survived more than 5,000 years. Today, this system for promoting health and wellbeing is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As the Western world rediscovers the benefits of the traditional Chinese healing arts, modalities such as Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are being recognized for their ability to treat numerous diseases and promote wellbeing, whilst providing a more holistic approach to health.
The symptoms are recognized as the body’s language. Through differentiation of signs and symptoms, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can analyze the root cause of the condition. By harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit, they are able to combat or prevent illness to improve the quality and duration of life.
There are several modalities to Chinese medicine which include: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Auricular-Acupuncture, Electrical Stimulation, Acupressure, Tuina Massage, and various food therapies. The Doctor may choose to use one or several of these modalities within the treatment depending on your unique condition.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited over 100 different conditions that have been effectively treated by Acupuncture.
I invite you to browse this site for an introduction to the wonderful world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and discover what Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can do for you. Come and experience these ancient healing modalities for yourself and see how you too can reap the benefits of an ageless tradition.
Chinese Herbal medicine has been an important component of the health system in China and in the daily diet of Chinese families for thousands of years. They form an important part of many treatment protocols designed in our clinic, and can help to extend the effects of an acupuncture treatment. For almost any health condition your body can create, there is a herbal formula or two or three that is designed specifically to target that problem.
What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
As ancient as acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is another important and major aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Most Chinese Herbal Medicine are of plant origin, which often incorporate ingredients from all parts of plants, such as the leaf, stem, flower, seeds, root etc. A small portion of CHM are from animals, minerals and marine products.
Chinese herbs has been used for thousands of years, and has an unbroken tradition since 3rd century BC . It is one of the great, and possibly most complex herbal systems of the world, with more than 3000 herbs, 300 minerals and animal extracts still being used in more than 400 different formulas. Over the centuries, it has undergone continual development and not only still stands strong in today’s world, it also emerges as an untapped ancient wisdom.
One of the TCM concepts is qi (pronounced "chi"), which is considered a vital force or energy. Qi flows through the body via channels, or pathways, called meridians. Imbalances in the flow of qi cause illness; correction of this flow restores the body to balance.
Acupuncture restores the balance, thus allowing for the normal flow of qi throughout the body and restoring health to the mind and body.
I use the finest quality, needles on the market. These needles are sterilized, single-use and disposable. Our approach is to use the fewest needles possible to achieve therapeutic results while ensuring that treatments are comprehensive and effective.
Depending upon your preferences and the conditions being treated, modalities consist of varying combinations of acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, Tuina.
Your treatments will take place on a comfortable massage table. Your acupuncturist will need to be able to get to various parts of your body and limbs so be sure to wear loose-fitting clothes. In some cases, you may need to partially or fully disrobe, in which case, we will provide a gown for you to change into (Attractive? No. Effective? Yes.)
Needles are typically retained for approx. 20 minutes while you rest comfortably.