What is Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine has been practiced for more than 2,500 years and includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion (therapy to add
warmth to the body), Oriental massage and Oriental nutrition. The practice of acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles (about the diameter of a human hair) into the skin stimulating specific acupuncture points. They are of a much finer gauge than injection needles and are rarely painful. A patient will generally experience a tingling feeling or a dull aching sensation when the point is accessed.
In Chinese medical theory, the foundation for life is the connection between the Qi (pronounced chee) and the blood. Qi moves the blood through the body and carries life-giving nutrients to the cells in the body. Diseases develop when Yin and Yang (pronounced yong) become out of balance and the Qi and blood cannot flow properly. When Yin and Yang are in balance the body’s health is optimized.
Chinese Medicine has been cited by the World Health Organization to effectively treat over forty-three conditions including gynecological disorders, allergies, asthma, back pain, carpal tunnel, colds and flu, constipation, depression, headache, heart problems, infertility, insomnia, pre-menstrual syndrome, sciatica, sports injuries, tendinitis and stress.