Traditional Chinese Medicine

It encompasses acupuncture, tai-chi and herbal products.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of healing that is over 2,000 years old. There is an emphasis on preventative medicine and the maintenance of health versus the treatment of disease.

TCM consists of three main facets: Acupuncture, Tai-Chi and Herbal Products.

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin. These needles can then be manipulated, left alone or have electric current or heat applied to them. Evidence from research suggests that acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s natural painkillers and may affect the areas in the brain that are involved in pain processing.

Tai Chi is a mind and body approach that combines certain postures, gentle movements, mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. This approach helps to improve balance, stability, mood, reduce chronic pain and improve heart health.

TCM has used herbs in the treatment of a myriad of conditions for thousands of years. These formulas have been tried and tested through centuries of use. Chosen for the right individual and in the right time, these herbs can be very effective at restoring health.