Traditional Chinese medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic modality of medicine focused on root cause of disease as apposed to simply treating the symptoms therefore helping to prevent recurrence of symptoms. TCM acknowledges that the cause of illness is due to disrupted vital balances and blockages of Qi and Blood in the body. Blockages in the body disrupt the free flow of Qi causing deficiency, stagnation and accumulations. So how do blockages arise? Poor diet or eating habits, a lack of exercise, environmental factors, stress, smoking/alcohol, emotional issues, fatigue... The list goes on. Once the cause is understood, steps can then be taken to restore homeostasis back to the body.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment involves :
Acupuncture : Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Acupuncturists insert fine needles into specific points on meridians (energy pathways) throughout the body. These meridian channels are pathways for energy of Qi to flow. Each acupuncture point has a different effect on the Qi and correlating Organ system. The movement of Qi helps to restore health and balance to the mind and body
Herbal Medicine : For thousands of years Chinese Medicine has known the therapeutic benefits of using certain plant seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for their medicinal purposes. Various herbs are used in combination to formulate a potent yet balanced herbal concoction for a wide variety of illness.
Gua Sha : is a traditional modality herby a smooth-edged instrument (usually a ceramic spoon) is used across the skin surface. The treatment usually results in reddening of the skin, known as “sha”. The “sha” can look startling but it is actually a positive response, bringing the immediate relief of reducing inflammation, releasing pain from the superficial and deeper levels, removing toxins and dead red blood cells and is extremely beneficial for early signs of cold and flu.
Cupping : Cupping is like a deep tissue massage, promoting blood circulation and deep tissue repair. It also encourages movement of the lymphatic system and removes stagnation thereby opening up meridians and encouraging Qi to freely flow.
Diet & Lifestyle guidance : A detailed dietary plan and exercise/meditation schedule will be specifically designed to support the patients unique needs and presentation.