Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicine is a holistic system of medicine that originated in China over 2000 years ago based on observations of nature and of the human body. Health is dependent on the healthy functioning of the body’s organs and the free flow of energy. Disease is described as an imbalance between qi, blood, yin, and yang, which are vital substances in the body. An imbalance in these substances creates a state of deficiency or excess that can be the result of injury, disease, environmental exposures, stress, improper diet and activities. Treatment is aimed at removing the cause of illness, correcting the imbalance and tailoring treatment to each person’s individual constitution. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and other non-needling techniques such as tui na massage therapy, acutonics, moxabustion, cupping, dietary and exercise therapies are all used to help bring about balance and health.