Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a powerful diagnostic and treatment system, used by millions of people over thousands of years. While our current grasp of how we work and how we get sick is now beginning to appreciate a whole systems approach—that mind affects body and body affects mind, and an imbalance in one system can impact another—TCM has long used a holistic approach to getting to the root of the problem. TCM also continues to evolve, blending the best of ancient knowledge with modern explanations and treatment approaches.
Acupuncture remains as one of our main treatment options. It involves the use of sterile, disposable, very thin needles. But before you let that scare you away, know this—acupuncture is not painful. It is, in fact, most commonly used to treat pain and calm the nervous system, though it also treats a wide variety of other conditions, including hormonal imbalance, digestive disorders, sleep problems, immune system issues, and unexplained symptoms like fatigue.
Other forms of TCM treatments include Chinese herbs, nutritional advice, cupping, supplements, lifestyle recommendations, and biopuncture injection