About Traditional Chinese Medicine
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago. It is part of the holistic system of healing known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine needles into the body at specific points (called acupoints) along the body's primary meridians, in order to treat illness and promote good health. These points are selected based on years of the training aupuncturist received, which is based on over 3,000 years of experience in China. Acupuncture helps to prevent illness by improving the overall functioning the body’s immune and organ systems. Acupuncture is helpful for: Treating existing illnesses and injuries. Preventing both recurrence of illnesses and new illness. Improving overall health.
What is Chinese herbal formula?
Acupuncture is only one aspect of what is often termed “Chinese Medicine”. Another component is the use of Chinese herbs. Classical Chinese herbology is a powerful and complementary partner to acupuncture. A good herbal practitioner, studied in the ancient Chinese method, chooses herbal combinations from hundreds of diverse herbs to meet the specific needs of each patient. Chinese herbs are selected and combined in formulas based on principles. A Chinese herbal formula is a carefully balanced recipe of several different herbs. Each herb has its own specific functions. In addition, herbs can enhance the strengths and reduce the side-effects of each other. An herbal formula is tailor-made to suit a particular patient.