What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an effective method of preventative health care. It is based on centuries of applied clinical practices originating in different regions of China. It encompasses unique therapeutic techniques such as cupping, guasha, moxibustion, and acupuncture. While Western medicine routinely resorts to the use of prescription drugs and invasive surgery, Chinese Medicine emphasizes correct diet, appropriate herbal formulas, and lifestyle modifications to restore health.
Why Use TCM?
TCM is presently becoming integrated with allopathic, functional, and naturopathic Western medical practice approaches. Physicians now advocate the tempered use of drugs/surgery, the need to improve Western diets, and the importance of addressing underlying causes of disorders, rather than just treating symptoms. With correct diagnosis and considered treatment strategy, Chinese Medicine can alleviate a wide array of health conditions.
For more information about what conditions can be treated with Acupuncture, please visit our page, Commonly Treated Conditions.