Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for centuries utilizing acupuncture, herbal medicine and dietary therapy to address a wide range of health issues. Chinese Medicine works with the body’s own healing resources by accessing and enhancing our innate recuperative mechanisms.
Acupuncture’s greatest advantage is that it is effective without the damaging side effects that can factor in allopathic and pharmaceutical based medicine. Chinese Medicine yields excellent results in treating a wide variety of conditions with the added benefit of enhancing health, vitality, immune function and our ability to adapt to physical and psychological stress.
Why do we get sick?
Our state of health is a reflection of our innate physical and emotional makeup, dietary and lifestyle choices and our environment. An ability to unwind from life’s stressors, living with a sense of purpose in our lives and healthy relationships are equally important factors in our health. Any combination or extremes of these factors can cause internal imbalances that weaken the body and obstruct the flow of Qi, our vital energy.
It is crucial to our well being to maintain a degree of homeostasis so the body can adapt to meet these challenges. Ongoing imbalances place us at risk, hampering the body’s ability to respond appropriately and allowing the opportunity for disease to set in. The aim of Chinese Medicine is to correct these imbalances, restoring the internal environment so that the body can function optimally.
What can Chinese Medicine treat?
Traditional Chinese Medicine can address a wide range of health conditions including:
- Respiratory and Ear, Nose and Throat
- Common colds and flu, allergies, sinusitis, ear infections, asthma, bronchitis, tinnitus
- Back and neck pain, tendonitis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, repetitive strain injury, sports injury, post-operative pain
- Headache, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ, sciatica, numbness, Bell’s Palsy
- Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, heartburn, nausea, constipation / diarrhea, gastritis
- Gynecological / Urogenital
- P.M.S., irregular / painful periods, endometriosis, infertility, sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, morning sickness, chronic cystiti
- Immune Function
- Chronic fatigue syndrome, immunodeciency, autoimmune disorders, environmental and food allergies
- Insomnia, anxiety, depression, addictive disorders, stress disorders
- Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, hives
- Hypertension, arteriosclerosis, palpitations, vasculitis, coronary heart disease