WHAT IS TRADITIONAL

CHINESE MEDICINE?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), sometimes referred to as Eastern Medicine, is a complete, holistic system of medicine that has been in existence for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture is just one modality utilized within the field of TCM. This unique and ancient system of medicine grew out of observing the natural world and it’s fluctuations throughout the seasons.

A main tenet of Eastern medicine is that the human body is an integrated whole, and that the mind, body and spirit are all united. If one of these is out of balance, the others will necessarily go out of balance as well. Chinese medicine utilizes multiple modalities, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic massage, and dietary and lifestyle changes, in order to bring the body back into balance and restore optimum health.