Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes acupuncture and herbal medicine, and has been a successful healing modality for thousands of years. It is a complete medical system that works both energetically and physiologically to restore balance and harmony to the body in the treatment of pain and illness. It is effective at remediating the mental and environmental stresses that bombard us on a daily basis, and is essential for preventative care.
Qi (Chi) is the material foundation of all that exists in the Universe. It is the vital life force of the human body, and flows through a web of interconnected pathways that we call meridians. Acupuncture treatment involves engaging the body’s Qi and restoring proper flow and balance by using hair-thin needles to stimulate points along these meridians. Chinese herbs work in conjunction with acupuncture to disrupt unhealthy patterns that are causing pain or illness, altering our internal environment, and revitalizing the body’s own inherent ability for healing.
Who Is a Candidate for Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is sought after by patients who appreciate a natural and chemical free path to health and wellness. Pain management is the most common use of acupuncture. However, acupuncture and herbs are successful at treating a variety of conditions including digestive complaints, depression and anxiety, Women’s health and fertility, boosting the immune system, and rejuvenating the skin. TCM is a wonderful complement to your current medical care and wellness program.
What Should I Expect During an Appointment?
A typical TCM treatment is an hour long appointment. Your treatment includes acupuncture, and may include vibrational medicine, moxa, body work, cupping, or an herbal prescription. Please expect your initial appointment to be a bit longer, as your practitioner will need time to get to know you and your current health condition.
A note on Vibrational Medicine (VM): VM uses a variety of tools such as tuning forks, flower essence remedies, herbs, essential oils, and stones to restore harmony to the body’s electro-magnetic field. This subtle form of healing encourages health and wellness on a deep level, resonating to unite body, mind, and spirit, while grounding us to the Earth. It is commonly used in conjunction with other healing modalities, and is often a preferred treatment for children, teens, and those who are too sensitive for acupuncture.
Please feel free to contact our wellness center with any questions you may have!