Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It is a whole medical system that has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture, the most popular modality of TCM here in the West, is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine sterile filiform needles into acupoints with the aim of unblocking Qi. Qi is our vital energy or life force that permeates all living things. According to TCM theory, Qi flows through meridians or energy pathways of our bodies. When a person is diseased or injured, there is an obstruction of Qi along one or more meridians. By inserting needles into acupuncture points we can rebalance our Yin & Yang energies. When Yin and Yang are in harmony, Qi flows freely within the body and our ability to heal is enhanced improving our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health.