raditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis and treatment that has a history of 2,500 years and is widely used in China and throughout Europe and North America.
TCM helps restore the body to health by treating the imbalances detected through Chinese diagnosis, these imbalances can go on to become the illnesses or diseases which we now know of in modern medicine.
The Chinese have the longest, existing continuous medical system in the world. Although the terminology used in TCM may seem strange it has a very real place in modern treatment. TCM developed through long term careful observation of the body, symptoms and responses to treatment creating a valuable, natural and supportive system of healing. Chinese herbs are widely researched for their positive results with many medical conditions including cancer and autoimmune diseases and acupuncture is a proven therapy for the relief of many conditions including back pain.
TCM believes that illness and pain occur when the Qi (vital energy of the body) cannot move freely through the body. Acupuncturists select specific points on the body to treat your symptoms and their underlying causes. They insert very fine needles into those points. This restores the flow of Qi and triggers the natural healing response. Chinese herbs (in capsules for easy ingestion) may be given alongside the acupuncture sessions to support acupuncture treatment or by themselves.