Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of medicine developed over the past few thousand years. The basic tenet is that our bodies' physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health is maintained by a system of energy (known as "qi").
Chinese Medicine consists of four major branches: acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), and Qi Gong (pronounced "chee gong" - energy exercise). Each of these branches uses a different set of tools to help bring your unique system back into energetic balance, allowing you to attain your optimal level of health.
The underlying principle for each of these branches of medicine is that our bodies' physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health is maintained by a system of energy ("qi"). When this system becomes disrupted or thrown out of balance in some way, we suffer symptoms. These symptoms come together to form a "pattern," telling the practitioner how best to help your system come back to and maintain balance, i.e. overall health.
All branches of Chinese Medicine can be used to facilitate healing; your individualized program may involve one or several different techniques. Short-term conditions generally take only a few treatments to resolve, whereas longer-term and chronic conditions may take a series of treatments over a period of a few months as well as periodic follow-up care to maintain wellness.
In addition to Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu (Japanese medical massage) and Reiki are also available at this facility. Shiatsu is a branch of Japanese medicine closely related to Chinese medicine, and Reiki is a type of energy medicine administered by the laying on of hands. Either Shiatsu or Reiki can be used as their own therapy or as a part of your Chinese Medicine treatment plan.