Chinese Medicine: A sophisticated and effective branch of medicine
Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated, and prevented illness for more than three thousand years. While it can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, Chinese medicine can also enhance recuperative power, immunity, and the capacity for work and creativity.
In the Chinese view, all creation contains within it Yin and Yang. These terms refer to the complementary but opposing qualities that make up everything in the natural world. Harmony of Yin and Yang means health, while disharmony leads to disease. The strategy of Chinese medicine is to restore balance between Yin and Yang. Perfect health is not a static state; rather, our bodies stay well by making changes in response to various influences. When we are unable to adapt, whether due to a change in weather, an invasion of a virus, or competitive sports event, then we fall ill. Doctors of Chinese medicine use acupuncture, herbs and food to recover and sustain health.
Acupuncture is based on the assumption that Qi (a form of energy) courses through the 12 channels of the body. Every organ network (for example, the Lungs) has a corresponding set of channels. The acupuncture points are located in small depressions in the skin where the channels come closest to the surface. With acupuncture, these gates are opened or closed to adjust circulation of Qi in the channels. Thin, sterile steel acupuncture needles are inserted into acupuncture points to mobilize Qi, and hence invigorate the function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands, and organs.
Western and Chinese medicine are often complementary and can be integrated for a complete treatment plan.
The benefits of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine include:
- Stress reduction
- Post-surgical recovery
- Increasing energy
- Enhanced immunity
- Treatment for addictions/withdrawal
- Sports injury recovery
- Improved digestion
- Treatment for anxiety, depression
- Lowered incidence of headaches, migraines
- Reducing muscle tension
- Hormonal balancing for men and women
- And much more….!
Experience the beauty of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and see how transformative it can be!