Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered as a complementary or alternative medical system in some of the western countries while remaining as a form of primary care throughout most of Asian countries; it is a powerful medicine which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent disease, control pain, restore health and increase both the ability to function and quality of people’s lives. TCM has evolved as an empirical science and its theories and treatments have been used and refined for over 4,000 years. It is time tested, experience oriented, trusted, and has always been the primary health care in China.
TCM is the fundamental cornerstone and basis for the practice of Oriental Medicine, which includes and is not limited to acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tuina, cupping, nutrition/food therapy, manual bodywork, martial arts, and, meditation. In this 21st century, we have seen TCM modalities are gaining more recognition globally, particularly acupuncture.
TCM considers the body as an inseparable whole. Illnesses are considered an imbalance or blockage in the body’s natural energy flow. Acupuncture works by unblocking and rebalancing the energy, restoring function and vitality. As long as energy flows freely through the pathways, health is maintained. However, if the flow of energy is blocked, or there is an excess, deficiency or stagnation of energy in any particular meridian, illness follows.
Most people are surprised at the depth of relaxation, the intensity of energy, and the sense of well being and healing which occurs from the rebalancing of the energy system with TCM.