What is Acupuncture & TCM

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is a complete medical system that dates back more than 3000 years. It encompasses many components that are apart of the service offerings here such as

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Cupping 
  • Moxibustion
  • Gua sha
  • Energy work – reiki, tai ji and qi gong

TCM is uniquely different from yet in complement of western medical therapies, together forming what is commonly called complementary or integrative medicine. The main focus of TCM is to look at the body as a whole and get to the underlying root of the condition or disease, while also working on the branch symptoms that cause distress on a day to day basis.

Conditions Treated

In 2017 an in-depth study including meta-analysis by the Acupuncture Evidence Project …’found evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 117 conditions,’ including but not limited to headaches, migraine prevention, chronic low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, allergic rhinitis, postoperative pain, chemotherapy or postoperative induced nausea & vomiting and more. 

Common conditions and systems that benefit from acupuncture and TCM treatments include but are not limited to…

  • Pain Management
  • Brain & Nervous System Disorders
  • Digestive System & Metabolism
  • Heart & Circulatory System
  • Lungs & Respiratory System
  • Inflammation & Immunity 
  • Mental-Emotional State
  • Kidneys & Urinary System
  • Female Reproductive Health
  • Male Reproductive Health
  • Conditions of the Skin, Eyes or Ears

Source: (1) https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/