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What is traditional Chinese medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest medical practices, and dates as far back as 5,000 years ago. The ancient Chinese developed this medical system through diligent study of the body, mind, spirit, and the natural world around them. Their system is based on the idea that channels of energy, “qi”, flow in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. When there is an obstruction in the movement of these energy flows, stagnation can occur thus creating imbalance and pain. Energy can also become depleted or stagnant as a result of stress, overwork or chronic illness.

Acupuncture needles are used as conductors, and when placed in specific areas that have increased conductivity, they can tap into the various energy flows to correct imbalances and clear blockages or stagnation. Acupuncture works with the body’s innate ability to heal itself. When meridians have been unblocked, the body’s natural healing response can take place. Every individual is made up of a unique combination of constitution, health history, family, environment, diet, emotions, beliefs, thought patterns and so on, therefore every treatment is specifically tailored to you as a whole being.

Aside from Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine also includes tuina massage, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha and traditional herbal formulas, Along with the traditional tools I also will talk with you about nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.

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