About Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, has evolved over a period of 5000 years. Chinese Medicine consists of acupuncture, nutrition, Chinese medicinal herbs, moxabustion, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), cupping, and more. The Chinese practice of medicine is geared toward bringing the body into harmony based on the forces of nature. TCM has continued to evolve throughout history abiding by this principle.

An acupuncture treatment is a form of medicine that can be a combination of physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. In Chinese Medicine, an illness occurs because there is an imbalance of the body. Acupuncture, which is the use of fine needles inserted into the body, is used to bring the body back in to balance. Chinese herbs assist in the process.

Chinese herbs are grouped into specific categories according to their properties and tastes. For example, they can be warming or cooling, and be bitter or sweet to the taste. The herbs recommended are based on the patient’s tongue and pulse, as well as other displayed symptoms.