Acupuncture-Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a collection of constantly evolving and growing medical practices that can be dated back as far as 300 BC. This complete system of care can take many forms including: acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (taiqi, qigong), dietary therapy, and herbal medicine. TCM’s view of how the body works can be explained in metaphors and is mainly concerned with identifying which functions (digestion, sleep, excretion, thinking, emotions, breathing, temperature regulation, or sweating) are being constrained. It then liberates the confined energy for optimal circulation. Health is perceived as a harmonious flow of qi (bodily energy) through the body; and thus a harmonious interaction of all bodily functions. When there are dysfunctions, TCM can diagnosis them by the pattern the symptoms create.
Between 300 BCE and 100 BCE the Huangdi Nei Jing was written. It is the earliest known book regarding Chinese Medicine, and in it the meridians and tenets of TCM are already clearly developed. With the help of clever minds with differing view points, TCM has grown and developed into many different techniques and styles.
Acupuncture is an excellent way to maintain health and vitality. It is also an effective means of resolving new or lingering health concerns.
Acupuncture can assist with the following issues.
Headaches, Neck, shoulder and back pain, arthritis and joint pain,
carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, muscle cramping, sciatica, disc problems,
sports injuries, fibromyalgia
Asthma, Emphysema, Sinusitis, Bronchitis, Colds & Flu
Depression, Stress, Anxiety
Obstetrics & Gynecological:
Irregular, heavy or painful menses, Infertility, Ovarian Cyst,
Endometriosis, PMS, Morning Sickness
Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Support side effects from
cancer therapies including radiation & chemotherapy
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Peptic Ulcer, Constipation, Chronic Diarrhea,
Indigestion, Anorexia, Gastritis