Traditional Chinese Medicine is a healing system which comes to us from one of the world’s oldest civilizations. For well over twenty-three centuries, Chinese medicine has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for billions of people. While it can remedy ailments and alter states of mind, Chinese medicine can also enhance recuperative power, immunity, and the capacity for pleasure, work and creativity.
Chinese medicine is based upon ancient texts as well as extensive clinical observation and testing. The acupuncturist uses this theoretical system to diagnose and treat the body as a unified whole. Central to the concept of Chinese medicine is the patients basic energetic life force – Qi (pronounced “chee”). When there is an imbalance in a persons Qi, illness can occur and present itself in many forms. Improper flow of Qi can result from many factors including diet, injury, lifestyle, and other external causes. The goal of treatment is to bring the body back into harmony by making adjustments within the internal environment, connecting body, mind and spirit.
Please see the conditions treated page to review the many symptoms for which the World Health Organization has proven acupuncture successful in treating.