What is Chinese Medicine?
With a history of 2000 to 3000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has formed a unique system to diagnose and cure illness. The TCM approach is a holistic therapy which considers physical, social, emotional and environmental factors as playing a role in health and well being with all connected to one another.
This is fundamentally different from that of Western medicine which views the body at a molecular level.
TCM views that human life has a physiological process in constant motion and change. Under normal conditions the body reflects a dynamic equilibrium of these processes. This equilibrium in Chinese medicine is known as yin and yang. When yin and yang are balanced, the body is healthy. When the balance is broken, illness can occur.
TCM looks to restore the balance through Acupuncture and Chinese Medicinal Herbs in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, which incorporates diet therapy and exercise therapy such as qigong (pronounced cheegong) and tai chi.
As Chinese medicine has a holistic approach, this means it can benefit a wide variety of ailments such as musculoskeletal pain, digestive complaints and allergies to name a few.