Acupuncture – Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Acupuncture – Traditional Chinese Medicine 针灸; 针刺疗法 – 传统中国医学 (中医)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was originated in ancient China and has a history of over two thousand years. Influenced by ancient Chinese philosophy, culture, and science and technology, Chinese medicine uses the theory of Yin and Yang and the theory of Wu Xing to explain the mechanism of balancing the function of the body.
A medical system that has been used for thousands of years to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. It is based on the belief that Qi (the body’s vital energy) flows along meridians (channels) in the body and keeps a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health in balance. Traditional Chinese medicine aims to restore the body’s balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang, which can block Qi and cause disease. Traditional Chinese medicine includes acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, physical exercise, and massage. Also called Oriental medicine and TCM. TCM views the human body as an organic whole, and the relationship between the human being and nature as an integral unity. As an organic whole, the various parts of the body are inseparable in structure; the organs are related physiologically and influenced pathologically.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as Qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
What Acupuncture can help the most:
- Seasonal allergies
- Digestive complaints
- Sciatic pain
- Anxiety, stress and depression
- Infertility – KIDS!