Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an advanced system of medicine and healing dating back over 2,000 years. Basic teachings within TCM demonstrate the profound interconnectedness of our existence, offering an in-depth, holistic perspective of the individual in relationship to the laws and patterns of nature.
TCM emphasizes the use of specific treatments and practices to harmonize our physical, mental and emotional states, and align with nature’s rhythms, to bring about optimal health and wellness. Over the last two millennia, TCM has refined some of the most sophisticated, safe and effective therapeutic practices that offer profound benefits for body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture is one of several modalities of Chinese medicine, in which hair-thin needles are inserted at various points of the body to restore energetic balance.
The skilled placement of needles stimulates the flow of the vital energy, or Qi (Chi), along the body’s acupuncture meridians. When this vital energy is blocked due to imbalances, it can cause stagnation leading to illness, pain, inflammation, and other degenerative issues. By strategically positioning acupuncture needles at any of the hundreds of key points along the body’s meridians, TCM doctors assist in relieving these blockages to stimulate a more balanced flow of Qi. Successful acupuncture treatments allow our innate healing mechanisms to flourish and promote optimal health in body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture is a key treatment modality in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Sessions can last from 30 minutes to several hours. During treatment, TCM doctors place very thin disposable needles on specific acupuncture points along the body, less than 1mm into the outermost layer of the skin.
TCM is well known for it’s extensive pharmacopoeia of herbal medicines which continue to earn recognition in published peer-reviewed literature.