As a patient, various therapeutics are offered to alleviate symptoms, increase immunity, and to promote healthy physiological function. Communication with other healthcare professionals and the utilization of modern science diagnostics further monitor progress and ensure optimal results.
Conditions treated include:
Conditions treated include:
- Gastro-intestinal disorders
- OB/Gyn conditions
- Sleep disturbances
- Emotional imbalances
- Chronic pain
- Cancer support
- Lingering injuries
- The common cold
- And more
Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) lists over 30 symptoms and diseases that are effectively treated with acupuncture. To read Acupuncture: A Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Studies of Acupuncture click here.
TCM has been used for over 2,000 years. It continues to progress as more historical texts are translated into English and other languages, and modern scientists seek understanding. When ancient wisdom combines with current knowledge, a comprehensive, logical, and natural medicine persists.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on patterns in nature. What happens if there is a drought? The land becomes dry and cracked. Therefore, if somebody presents with a "dry" pattern (which may include symptoms of chapped lips and dry skin, for example), the therapy is to "moisten." If somebody has an "excess" pattern, the aim is to "drain," and if somebody has a "deficient" pattern, the goal is to "supplement." Presenting patterns and constitutional tendencies are addressed with the appropriate therapeutics.
The body and mind exist within their natural surroundings. Similar to how a tree sheds its leaves in autumn and sprouts new buds in the spring, our bodies and mind have natural cyclical rhythms. For example in the summer, we tend to have longer, more active days, sweat more, and crave light and cooling food or drink, while in the winter our days are shorter, more tranquil, and we choose warming foods and drink. Many people report fatigue, emotional imbalance, or change in appetite and digestion during the annual seasonal transitions.
Like trees and other natural beings, we are affected by the environments we reside in. During these transitional times, we are particularly vulnerable to illness, especially if we are over-exerted, have experienced a physical or emotional trauma, or are enduring extreme life circumstances. Therefore, after your initial symptoms have been addressed, "seasonal tune-ups" are recommended. By using TCM to support the body and mind during transitional times and periods of stress and taxation, the body and mind are encouraged to perform optimally, ward off disease, and recover and heal with efficiency should illness occur.