What treatments you can receive?
In my practice, I combine various TCM techniques according to a diagnose of my patient’s body needs at a given moment. Since, according to TCM, human energy is not a static condition but is an ever moving and changing invisible substance, the treatment has to be adapted to a current ailment of the patient. Therefore, you can expect a variable treatment each time to come to see me and the treatment may include cupping, moxibustion and/or Qi Gong therapy.
What TCM does for body & mind?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest medicine systems in the world (more than 3,500 years older than traditional Western medicine) and it is a holistic model. This means that the human body is seen as a whole system influenced by the emotions, the environment, and nature. Unlike Western Medicine, TCM does not categorize diseases as separate disciplines but instead takes a holistic and complete view of the disease and its root cause and attempts to treat the whole person, including mind and body, not just the injury or disease itself.
Chinese medicine is quite a complex system and can be difficult for some people to comprehend. TCM is based on the Daoist belief that we live in a universe where everything is interconnected – the earth, the sky, and all living organisms are affected by the electro-magnetic fields of our planet, and where an ailment in one part of the body will affect other organs. In TCM, the mind and body are not viewed separately, but as part of one energetic system. Similarly, individual organs and organ systems are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the system functioning. One element of this is the use of foods and herbs therapeutically, thus providing a way to boost energy and immunity. TCM explains that health is the result of a harmonious balance of the complementary extremes of ‘’Yin’’ and ‘’Yang’’ and the life force known as ‘’Qi’’.
Illness is considered to be an imbalance of these forces. Qi flows through the meridians (pathways) in the human body and its energy is accessible through certain points known as acupuncture points. Inserting fine needles into these points brings the energy flow back into proper balance. Acupuncture is often used alongside other TCM treatments such as cupping and moxibustion.