Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Broadly speaking Chinese Medicine (or TCM) aims to maintain balance and achieve health through a constant monitoring of the body, mind and internal organs. “To apply medicines when the health is already compromised is akin to building a well when one is thirsty”.
- soft tissue injuries
- chronic illness
- digestive disorders
- auto-immune disease
Chinese Medicine can better be labeled East Asian Medicine as it is a widely amalgamated theory from many schools of thought and ancient traditions. These ancient traditions utilize many distinct and individual forms of treatment to assist with the balance and maintenance of mental and physical health. Combining various aspects of these systems and specific schools of theory within the broad context of Chinese Medicine, each practitioner aims to achieve a balance according to the ancient systems of channels and Qi flow. Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Herbal prescription, Cupping and Guasha are all utilized to help maintain a balance between the individual systems as proposed by Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture is a major tool of Chinese Medicine and within this broad term lies many varying differences and approaches to application. Every individual therapist follows a specific textual or family lineage of tradition and application. Some are more appropriate for musculo-skeletal disorders and others for psycho-emotional disorders. The patient and the practitioner each work together to find what works best for them and is the most appropriate treatment.
Initial appointments are usually an hour in order to establish a complete history of the client and generate a full understanding of the contributing elements, upon which the treatment plan is based. Application and direction of the treatment programs are then continually monitored by the therapist to maintain and achieve a cohesive treatment program