Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a 5000 year old holistic medical practice with a natural and preventative approach to health care. It is an art and science for disease diagnosis, treatment & prevention using natural therapies and gentle techniques to create balance and wellness.
The medical perspective of TCM views the human body as an integrated whole, acknowledging the need to balance the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual. With a main focus on treating the underlying root causes of illness rather than treating the symptoms by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. TCM is a proven scientific treatment for numerous health conditions.
TCM is based on the concept of Qi (pronounced “chee”) or essential life force that flows through the body, circulating through invisible pathways called meridians that influenced associate organs and structures. Energy from these pathways, surfaces at various points on the body, called acu-points.
Benefits of TCM:
- Treats the whole body
- Acute and chronic illnesses
- Improves circulation
- Relives pain
- Calms the nervous system
- Regulated digestion
- Gynaecological disorders
- Increases energy
- Creates balance
Information on Treatments:
When Qi flows freely, the body is healthy. To strengthen the flow of Qi or remove blockages a number of tiny, sterile, needles are inserted just under the skin at certain acu-points along the channels. It is proven to be an effective, safe, non-invasive, relaxing and complementary treatment method that can treat a variety if ailments.
Chinese Herbal Medicine:
Utilizing the natural properties and flavours of these medicinal substances, they restore and balance the body, mind and spirit. Herbs effectively treat a wide variety of ailments, aid in detoxification, calm the mind, energize the body and improve the quality of life.
Tuina / Asian Massage:
Tuina is based in TCM theory and thus closely related to acupuncture in its use of the meridian system. Tui-na us effective not only for musculo-skeletal problems but also for a whole range of ailments.
There are numerous additional techniques in TCM: Cupping, Gua Sha, Electro-Acupuncture, Reflexology, Moxa. All treatments utilize Hot Stone Therapy and Essential Oils for their medical benefits and to promote relaxation and wellness.