Many believe fibromyalgia is a new disorder, but it has been evaluated and reviewed for over 400 years. Although fibromyalgia has a long history of investigation, there hasn’t been much progress in determining the exact cause of fibromyalgia or the best form of treatment to manage its symptoms. Acupuncture is an effective form of treatment for fibromyalgia; however, patients tend not to seek acupuncture treatment until several years after drug therapy has failed to relieve th
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? 🤧 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help! Seasonal allergies affect millions of people each year triggering bouts of sneezing, a runny nose, sinus congestion, cough, itchy skin, and itchy, watery eyes. Allergies occur when the immune system misidentifies a normally harmless substance or particle, like pollen, as a foreign invader. In the body’s attempt to protect itself against this foreign invader, it launches an immune response
Spring has sprung!🌷 Spring is a time of growth, cleansing, and renewal. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and flowers start to bloom. In Chinese medicine Spring is associated with the Wood element and is known as the time of the Liver. During this time of year it's important to balance the Liver energy and make the necessary dietary and lifestyle adjustments to harmonize with the season. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we have the theory of Five Elements whic
This question is often asked by patients just as their needles are being inserted. There are different theories to explain how acupuncture works. Let’s discuss it from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) vs. Western medicine point of view. We’ll start with a quick review of acupuncture. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine, hair-like needles into specific sites along the body.
These specific sites called acupuncture points are where qi gathers and is transported
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world dating back over four thousand years. Its basic principles are rooted in the philosophy of Yin and Yang in which all things are interconnected. Many of the concepts associated with Chinese medicine theory, such as qi (pronounced “chee”) have no true equivalent in Western medicine. Qi is the vital force behind the body’s many functions and is responsible for maintaining the body's heali
Hello and welcome! 😊 This is the first of several blogs where we'll share with you the healing benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world dating back over four thousand years and consists of a variety of methods designed to restore health and prevent illness. Through this blog we hope to educate, inspire, and guide you along your journey to optimal health! Topics will include how TCM can help treat various cond