IN CHINESE MEDICINE, IT IS THE INDIVIDUAL THAT IS BEING TREATED, NOT THE DISEASE
Therefore, two people with a similar condition may receive different treatments as their symptoms stem from different root causes. Chinese Medicine seeks to find the root of the problem and treats imbalances from there. TCM views health as a state of harmony and balance between mind, body, and spirit.
Herbal medicine is a major aspect of Traditional Chinese medicine and is used to restore balance by nourishing the body.
Herbs can be taken with western drugs and supplements. They have no side effects when taken properly and can be used independently or in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. Herbal formulas come in tablet or pill form as well as teas and tinctures.
According to Chinese Medicine, every food has different temperatures, flavours, and properties associated with it. In Chinese Medicine, we work with the individual and their particular pattern to help them to focus on foods that will aid in their healing and eliminate the ones that could hinder it. We eat food every day so what we eat and even how we eat it is crucial to our recovery. Each person is unique and therefore food cures are designed for the individual and will be modified as the person’s body and condition changes.
Acupuncture works is that channels of energy or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These channels or meridians are like rivers flowing through the body to nourish the tissues. An obstruction or blockage in the movement of Qi creates imbalance and/or pain in the body and can lead to disease. By manipulating the needles in a certain way, the practitioner is able to bring energy to areas that are lacking or create flow in areas that are blocked, bringing a sense of balance back to the body. Most people feel very relaxed during and after the treatment.