What is Chinese Medicine


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Chinese Medicine is a complete healing system of medicine developed more than 2,000 years ago with its own forms of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and therapies. Chinese medicine views the human body as an energetic system in dynamic balance, and encompasses how the human body interacts with the surrounding environment and all aspects of life.  This system of medicine maintains that the key to health is the harmonious and balanced functioning of the body, mind, and spirit through the unobstructed flow of life energy, or qi (pronounced chee), along pathways known as meridians.  Disruptions in the circulations of qi leads to disharmony and dis-ease, or “disease”.

Chinese medicine works to restore balance within the body through the combined use of diet, herbs, acupuncture/acupressure, massage, and exercise. Chinese medicine is best known for its long lasting effects in the management of acute and chronic pain. In addition, this system of medicine is used as primary and/or adjunctive care for any condition. These mostly non-invasive healing techniques used as part of your daily lifestyle will promote longevity, wellness, and vitality for an overall better quality of life.

For more information about Chinese medicine and the techniques that would best suit your needs please contact our office for a consultation.