Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine works by correcting imbalances in the body. When your body regains its natural balance, you are healthier, and you feel better. Treating the imbalance does not just treat the symptoms or mask the condition, but rather corrects the root of the problem by encouraging self-healing of the body.
Our physical, emotional, and mental states, as well as our relationship to our environment and the natural world affect our ability to maintain harmony. Imbalances can lead to obstructions or deficiencies, which will affect an individual’s health. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine help regulate this system naturally allowing the body to be active in the healing process, which can lead to long-term improvements in wellness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes many types of modalities such as acupuncture and moxibustion, Chinese Herbal remedies, Tui Na or Chinese Medical Massage, as well as other manual therapies including gua sha (spoon massage or coining) and cupping.
Some of these therapies are performed only by experienced physicians, such as prescribing complex herbal formulas or doing acupuncture. But others are considered more home remedies. This may include folk herbal remedies for common colds or manual therapies such as gua sha which can be used for nausea, car sickness, the common cold, and other common illnesses.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can be used for a wide range of diseases. We have written many guides and articles on what Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat. You can find many of them linked to our conditions page or search in the sidebar for your particular health concern.