Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system developed over 3,000 years ago. This system consists of acupuncture, cupping, nutrition, moxibustion, Chinese herbal therapy, tuina (Chinese body-work), Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercise practices. Your practitioner will take into consideration your health and concerns and decide on the best course of treatment for your specific condition.
This medical system is a partnership. Both patient and practitioner must do their part in the healing process. While we tend to be a society that wants instant results, it’s important to understand that acupuncture and its accompanying TCM modalities are natural and gentle in their healing.
While there are times when dramatic results are attained in the first treatment session, most health issues require a number of sessions in order to achieve optimal results. The patient will also be asked to aid in their healing by adhering to certain recommendations made by their practitioner. These recommendations include number of treatment sessions, nutrition and gentle forms of exercise, as well as other TCM treatment suggestions.
The human body is an amazing creation that may only need a bit of guidance in order to achieve optimal health. Acupuncture alone or in conjunction with other TCM modalities, can help to heal and balance the body in a safe and gentle way.