Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced in varying forms for over 2000 years.
This system of medicine uses a combination of theories that view
the world as an interconnected whole in a constant state of
change and transformation. Seasons, weather, living activities,
diet, constitution, and emotions all play an important role in
the health of the individual living in that world.
Disease or disharmony is
observed as a living process, rather than a distinct unchanging
entity. Two patients with the same biomedical disease may
manifest completely different symptoms due to their unique
biological makeup and differing lifestyles. Chinese Medicine
recognizes these differences in symptoms and signs between
individuals and creates treatment plans that are unique to each
the following main treatment types below within this framework:
Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Cupping, and Herbal Medicine, and
Q. Is there any research to
show that acupuncture really works?
Read about current research in
Q. Are Chinese Herbs all
A. No Way! You may not know all of
them by name but I bet you are already familiar with many of
them. Tumeric, chive, peppercorn, mint, and ginger are not
only great spices, but they are also some of the herbs we
regularly use in Chinese Medicine.
Read about some of the herbs we use
that may be in your kitchen.