Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has more than 5000 years history. It's a form of holistic medicine. The theory is based on the recognition of Qi. It is believed that the knowledge was coming from Huang Di and Shen Nong, hemi gods, and other sages. They discovered the meridian and acu-points inside the human body when they were in the deep meditation, and also discovered the relationship between human body and their environment. The knowledge they discovered were so profound that the TCM sages created those very symbolic words to describe their experience, such as Qi, Yin/Yang, Fire, Water, Wood, etc. Those words have their very profound and rich meanings, and it is very hard to understand by contemporary knowledge. However if you really master it, you will be able to have a new approach to reach health through balancing energy flow internally, and the harmonious between human and environment will be reached. That is also the meaning of Dzogchen, the great perfection. If you are sincerely interested in how to maintain health and seek the deep well-being, come to our office and you will have direct experience of the power of healing.
Acupuncture is a complex branch of TCM. Its practical principles and methods are not so difficult to understand:
Besides acupuncture, many other techniques and approaches, e.g., herb medicine, cupping, moxa, acupressure, Tui Na, massage, Gua Sha, are also used in TCM. The combinations of these techniques make TCM very powerful to treat a variety of illness and diseases. In our clinic, all these treatments are available.
Nowadays traditional Chinese medicine is considered as a form of alternative medicine in the West. In reality, it has a history of 5000 years and its has served hundreds of millions people in the East. The approach in traditional Chinese medicine is towards unveiling and dealing with the root cause of the illness rather than simply suppressing the symptoms. The techniques used in traditional Chinese medicine include acupuncture, herb medicine, Tui Na (massage), Moxa, cupping, acupressure, Qi Gong, et al. It is truly a form of holistic medicine. The combination of profound theory and different techniques makes traditional Chinese medicine effective to treat many conditions and diseases. The followings are a few examples:
High blood pressure
Herpes zoster (shingles)
Irritable bowel syndrome
Low blood pressure
Lower back pain
Male sexual dysfunction
Nausea and vomiting
Diabetes Type II
Upper back pain
The list can go on and on.
Another thing to keep in mind is that not every doctor is the same. The healing skills and professionalism for different traditional Chinese medicine practitioners vary greatly. It is of your best interest as a patient to have a good practitioner to provide quality care for you. We are confident and proud that we can provide high-quality personalized healthcare for our patients, as you can see from many of the patient testimonials in this website. We will continue to work on to provide best care possible for our patients.