What is Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most ancient and continuously practiced form of medicine with a 3,000-year-old history. By inserting very thin, hair-like needles, acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body to positively affect both the central and nervous peripheral systems. This increases blood flow to symptomatic areas and enhances the health and function of the entire body.
Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are fourteen main meridians inside the body, each of which is connected to specific organs and glands.
An obstruction to the flow of Qi is like a dam where the congested flow of energy can create or accentuate pain, disease, or impede the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, accidents, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.
The acupuncture points are where the Qi can be accessed and manipulated to help boost the body’s natural healing process and also serve a preventive function. Promoting the unobstructed flow of Qi, relieves the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions: chronic pain, digestive issues, respiratory problems, and more. Book your appointment online today.