Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


What is traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a unique system of healing formed over 3,000 years ago in ancient China. One of the key principles of TCM is Qi (or life force energy) that, runs through the body. When Qi is blocked or stagnates, it causes disease. Similarly, TCM hinges on another core element: the concept of yin and yang. Practitioners assert that everything has opposite qualities. Balancing these qualities is the key to good health. To achieve this balance, Chinese Medicine practitioners use a huge array of remedies. This includes therapies such as acupuncture, cupping, meditation, and tai chi. They may also prescribe medicinal herbal teas. 

How does it work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focuses its attention on a person's overall condition. In other words, it goes beyond treating just the symptoms. To do this, practitioners tap into their knowledge of the 12 meridians in the body. These invisible meridians make up a network that connects all the bodily systems--from atoms to consciousness itself. Simply put, each of the meridians corresponds to a major organ. Once the practitioner pinpoints where the blockage in the Qi is, they devise a treatment plan. Consequently, this plan involves stimulating the concerned meridian point to ease off the blockage. Additionally, practitioners can also adjust the consciousness of the person needing treatment. This helps the person deal with their ailments more effectively and productively. 

What can you expect from a session?

In your first session, which usually lasts about 20 minutes, the practitioner will focus on data-gathering. They will discuss with you your medical history while observing you for the non-verbal elements. Your demeanour, complexion, even tone of voice will help them "read between the lines." Additionally, any mannerisms can point to the likely source of the imbalance. Once the practitioner has an idea of the problem, they will apply a range of treatments to restore the balance. These treatments may largely be sensory. The practitioner may ask you to ingest some herbal brews, use aromatherapy, prescribe activities such as tai chi, etc. The bottom line is to remove from your body and your routine what is in excess, and replenish what is lacking. 

Which conditions can TCM help ease?

  • Acne

  • ADD

  • Addiction

  • ADHD

  • Allergies

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Autism

  • Back pain

  • Blood pressure

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Digestive issues

  • Eczema

  • Fatigue

  • Fertility

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Food allergy

  • Headache

  • Hormones

  • IBS

  • Migraine

  • Pain

  • Pregnancy

  • Prostate

  • PTSD

  • Sleep disorder

  • Sports injury

  • Stress

  • Thyroid

  • Trauma

  • Weight management

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can also help improve health and wellness. 


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