Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. TCM encompasses many different practices, including acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points), Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), dietary therapy, and tai chi and qi gong (practices that combine specific movements or postures, coordinated breathing, and mental focus).
Chinese herbal medicine. The Chinese Materia Medica (a pharmacological reference book used by TCM practitioners) describes thousands of medicinal substances—primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products. Different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are used. In TCM, herbs are often combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders.
Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of specific points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metal needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Is the external application of a Chinese herb stick known as Moxa or Mugwor. The moxa stick is lit and applied over an acupuncture point to transmit heat into the channels or stimulates specific points to restore balance. It is commonly used treatment by acupuncture physicians to stimulate the uterus and turn a breech baby to vertex position.
This consists of a series of acupuncture treatments in both ears to treat addiction disorders, reduce the symptoms of substance withdrawal, drugs detoxification, and smoking cessation. It is also used to manage chronic depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and weight loss.
An effective treatment for pain management. This therapy is done by applying flame in glass cups. These cups are placed on specific locations over the skin to create a suction. Cups can be left still for up to 10 min or moved along the channels to move stagnated blood, resolve blood stasis, reduce pain caused by stagnant Qi and blood, and stimulate proper flow of blood and Qi.
This involves the injection of small amounts of herbal extract, vitamins, minerals, and homeopathic remedies or other nutrient. The Physician injects the substance with a hypodermic needle in specific acupuncture or trigger points. The injection therapy treatment has a longer lasting effect and it enhances the therapeutic effect of treating chronic disease, managing chronic pain, allergies and auto-immune diseases.
A cocktail of custom herbal formula or remedy is tailored to each individual to target specific illness or conditions based on the needs of the patient.