About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Health is a state of total harmony between the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual. TCM treats the body in its entirety, not just the “diseased” part. Chinese medicine takes into account the age, habits, physical and emotional traits, and other aspects of the individual in order to create an overall picture of the patient and work to correct any patterns of disharmony. There are a wide range of disorders treatable by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

How Does it Work?

The four pillars of TCM are AcupunctureHerbal MedicineBodywork, and Lifestyle (diet, nutrition, and exercise).   To achieve optimal health in an individual combining the four pillars is the usual goal.


Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine sterile needles into the body along well documented pathways to stimulate the bodies innate healing abilities, unblock disruptions in the energy pathways and help bring the body to a state of health and balance.

Herbal Medicine

The sophisticated system of herbal medicine is an integral part of TCM. Chinese herbal formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms while invigorating the body’s natural healing process. Chinese medicinal herbs are available in a variety of forms to fit each patients needs: raw herbs from which a tea is made, powders to stir into water, pills, and tinctures.


Shiatsu and pediatric tuina are forms of TCM bodywork that work with or without acupuncture to release the body’s free flow of energy, thereby promoting general relaxation and relief from pain and stress.


As the famous philosopher, Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine.” Self-care, Good Diet, Nutrition and Exercise are vital to good health. We will discuss how you can incorporate these important factors into your overall health plan.

Commonly Treated Conditions

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has stated that acupuncture shows the most promise of all forms of alternative medicine it has studied thus far. The World Health Organization has issued a list of diseases that lend themselves to treatment by acupuncture, some are listed below. Herbal medicine may broaden the range of these treatable disorders.

Respiratory System

  • Allergies/Asthma/Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Acute tonsillitis
  • Common cold and flu


  • Infertility
  • Improve IVF success rate
  • PMS
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • Labor & delivery
  • Postnatal symptoms


  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Hyperactivity
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cough
  • Bed wetting
  • Colic
  • Earache
  • Skin issues
  • Other common childhood illnesses


  • Headache, Migraine
  • Post-operative pain
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Facial pain and bells palsy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Dizziness and vertigo

Digestive Disorders

  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Ulcer
  • Colitis
  • Acid reflux


  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  •  Arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Wrist/finger pain
  • General pain and numbness


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

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