Is the most common and widely known modality within TCM. It is the insertion of fine needles into acupoints located on the energy pathways or meridians, which provide specific therapeutic effects reestablishing balance within the body. One of the greatest benefits of acupuncture is that it can be used both therapeutically and preventatively in the course of and healing of disease.
Some commonly treated conditions are:
- Digestive disorders
- Musculoskeletal problems – such as back pain, sciatica, knee pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, stiff neck.
- Women’s Issues – menstrual and menopausal.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Is a form of medicine that is greatly influenced by the rhythm and cycles of nature. TCM views disease as an imbalance in the body’s energy, also known as qi (pronounced chee), which manifests as either a deficiency or excess within the energy pathways or organs themselves. TCM has developed over thousands of years to address these imbalances and provides a safe and natural means to regain harmony within the body, mind and spirit. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, cupping, moxa, gua sha and diet therapy are all treatment modalities within the realm of TCM.
What to Expect
For first timers: The initial consultation is 90min in length. The appointment will begin with a discussion of a complete health intake form. Acupuncture will then be given, either alone or together with moxibustion, cupping and/or tui na massage, depending on what is best suited to your needs. You will then be left alone for 20-30 minutes so that you may fully relax, after which time the needles will be removed.