For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has acknowledged that Qi, which means vital life force or in the west often referred to as “energy”, flows through all things. Energy (Qi) flows along pathways (known as meridians) in the human body which are related to the organs and the tendo-muscular systems.
When the balance of this energy is disturbed due to either trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, environmental factors, or to excessive emotional issues, pain or illness results. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on correcting these energetic imbalances by breaking up any obstruction and encouraging an even flow of Qi, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over twenty-three centuries. Acupuncture can remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers, and strengthen the immune system. In a Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment, the practitioner will diagnose or differentiate your condition with a thorough examination that will include an interpretation through medical history, pulse and tongue diagnosis.
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March 28, 2011
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Huffington Post Article
What About Naturopathic Medicine?
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