About Traditional Chinese Medicine
The persevering philosophy behind Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is that each person is to be treated as a whole. All dimensions must be considered – the entire body’s organ and tissue system; the connection between the body, the mind, and the spirit; and how the individual interacts and lives within his or her environment. A well-skilled TCM practitioner brings “whole body healing” to patients using modalities that date back to 3000 BC, such as acupuncture and customized herbal formulas.
A core component of TCM is vital energy, which is also known as Qi. This energy flows through the human body via meridians much like the way water flows through pipes. When energy gets blocked, an illness results. Our practitioners identify the specific “pattern of disharmony” – also known as the root of the illness – in each patient, and restore the body’s natural healing ability through a combination of modalities and treatments unique to each individual.