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Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medical diagnosis and treatment with a history of more than 4000 years. TCM views the body as an energetic system that functions optimally when in dynamic balance. Qi, or energy, flows to all parts of the body through a collection of connected pathways called meridians. The acupuncture points are specific locations where the meridians are accessible and where qi can be easily directed. The acupuncture meridians correspond to 12 organ systems that are collectively responsible for all functions of the body, mind and spirit. Health problems result when qi is insufficient, unbalanced or interrupted in one or more of the meridians or organ systems. The goal of TCM is to restore energetic balance to the body, mind and spirit.

The five primary treatment methods of TCM are:

acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, massage and qi gong.

• Next to western medicine, TCM is the most widely used form of medicine in the world today

• Proven effective in the treatment of acute and chronic disorders, as well as preventative health care and maintenance

• Very low risk of side effects

• TCM has reached the forefront of natural medicine from the perspective of both patients and western medical providers

"According to the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, MD’s are more likely to refer for acupuncture than for any other complementary medicine modality"