TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a holistic approach to understanding health. It views the body, mind and spirit as a whole with interconnected systems that work together to maintain harmony. Qi is the energy that flows throughout the body and needs to be balanced for the treatment of diseases and prevention of illnesses. When qi is abundant and free flowing, we are healthy. If the flow of qi is blocked or inadequate, the body is not able to maintain balance and disease or illness can result. Different factors can contribute to disharmony including stress, poor diet, pathogens and other lifestyle or environmental factors.
TCM combines various therapies including acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs, dietary therapy/nutrition, qigong, tuina, cupping and moxibustion