What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine views the human body as an “interior landscape,” with an interconnected system of “rivers” or meridians that nourish and support the internal organs. When this system is abundant and free flowing, you flourish. If the meridians are blocked, or run dry, pool up, or stagnate, you may experience pain, discomfort, and acute or chronic illness.
The acupuncturist’s job is to “read” the terrain of your body’s landscape, then carefully decipher the root cause of the disharmony. Thin disposable stainless steel needles are inserted into acupuncture points, which invigorates the body’s chi and bring balance and harmony to the landscape.Much of the world’s population relies on traditional herbal medicine. In fact, modern pharmacology draws from the roots of herbal medicine. Herbs, in their natural state, are like whole foods, which nourish the body. With proper diagnosis, Chinese herbs can complement or provide an alternative to Western drugs.
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