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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture / Tui Na Massge / Cupping Therapy / Guasha / Chinese Herbal Medicine / Nutrition / Meditation

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM; simplified Chinese: 中医; traditional Chinese: 中醫 is a style of traditional Asian medicine informed by modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. It is primarily used as a complementary alternative medicine approach.

One of the basic tenets of TCM "holds that the body's vital energy (chi or qi) circulates through channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions." These are pathways of electricity which flows through the entire body. TCM diagnosis aims to trace symptoms to patterns of an underlying disharmony, by measuring the pulse, inspecting the tongue, skin, and eyes, and looking at the eating and sleeping habits of the person as well as many other things.

Chinese Medicine Health Preservation achieves the purposes of conserving heath, preventing diseases, enhancing health, and proloning life span by means of various healthcare measures such as healing the body, enhancing the mind, regulating the diet, exercises and conditioning, moderating sexual activity, and adapting oneself to cold and heat throughout the annual seasons. 

The practice of health preservation is called Yang-Shen, which translates to the english phrase; "striving for health".

Accelerate Your Recovery

Traditional Chinese Medicine can be applied to stimulate the body's natural abilily to heal and regenerate itself.

  • ACL and Meniscus Tears

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Tendon and Ligament: Pre/Post Operation

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Joint Arthroscopy

  • Back and Neck Surgery

  • Traumatic Injury Care

Different Treatment Methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of healthcare that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system.  Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and hep millions of people get well and stay healthy. An acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles throughout the body. The needles stimulate the body's Qi (pronounced "Chee"); our body's electricity, which promotes natural healing and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity, and physical and emotional health.  It can also improve overall function and well-being.  It is a safe and effective way to help a wide variety of medical problems. 


Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the movement of blood and Qi within the muscle layers of the body.  It is used for many ailments including sore muscles, tension, asthma, pain, and the common cold.  In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place small glass cups over the large muscles of the back.  A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction and the skin is stlightly stretched and pulled up into the cup and blood is then pulled to the surface layers of the body. After a cupping treatment, it may look like an octopus gave you a big hug; but there is no need to be alarmed.  The slight redness quickly dissipates as the body circulates the blood that was brought to the surface.  This treatment is an effective way to treat the many types of pain that may set into the body.

Tui Na Massage is a technique that also helps to move Qi and Blood throughout the body.  Tuina translates to "push and grasp".  It is used to relieve muscle pain, tension, and inflammation by manipulating and stimulating the acupuncture points and the muscle's connective tissues. The hands on manipulation of acu-points is called acupressure and is considered to be acupuncutre without needles.

Gua Sha is a technique used to release muscle tensions, tightness, and restriction.  A specialized tool is used to gently scrape and rub the skin over a problem area.  The scraping creates a slight irritation on the skin but placing small micro-tears into the effective area.  The body is then stimulated to heal and recover the area. This is rooted in the classic exercise idea of tearing muscle down to re-build it!

Moxibustion is another ancient technique which uses the herbal plant Mugwort.  A blend of herbs are wrapped like a cigar and then lit and held over certain acupuncture points. It can also be placed on the ends of acupuncture needles to enhance a treatment.  Moxibustion is a effective way to warm and stimulate acupuncture points and is phenomeanal in quickening the healing process.  It was developed in the cold mountainous parts of Asia and was used to endure the cold winter months.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is thousands of years old and it is thought that Moxibustion treatments pre-dated the use of acupuncture needles

Herbal Pharmacology is used in Traditonal Chinese Medicine to target specific symptoms which may arise with any disharmony or disease within the body.  Unlike Western Pharmacology which looks to mask certain symptoms; Chinese herbal medicine aims to renourish deficiencies and dispell excesses within the body.  This form of treatment targets the root cause of disease and improves our body's own ability to effectivly fight disease and regenerate body tissues and essential fluids.

Chinese Food Therapy also called nutrition therapy and dietary therapy, is a mode of dieting rooted in the Chinese understandings of the effects of foods upon the human organism, and centred on concepts such as eating balanced meals in moderation.  It now qualifies as an alternative medical practice. The earliest account of Chinese dietary text is a chapter of a book called:  Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Gold,  which was written by a man named Sun Simiao in the 650 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty. Sun's work contains the earliest known use of the term "food" (or dietary) therapy".  Sun stated that he wanted to present current knowledge about food so that people would first turn to food rather than drugs when suffering from an ailment.  His chapter contains 154 entries divided into four sections – on fruits, vegetables, cereals, and meat – in which Sun explains the properties of individual foodstuffs.  A number of ancient Chinese cookbooks and treatises on food (now lost) display an early Chinese interest in food, but no known focus on its medical value. The literature on "nourishing life" (yangsheng 養生) integrated advice on food within broader advice on how to attain immortality.

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