TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)views the body, mind and spirit as an interdependent whole. Rather than being fixed and stable the whole is in constant dynamic motion. When we talk about intrinsic energy it's the natural forces of nature, which exists in all matter in the universe. Often it's referred to as "Qi."
There's always a catalyst to change and in order for this process to function every part must be in balance. The role of the skilled practitioners of Chinese Medicine is like that of a gardener; they must diagnose the disharmony and follow the pattern of continuous change in order to restore the function.
Chinese medicine has some of the most highly developed procedures for preventative medicine and for treating chronic diseases. This type of medicine grew out of observation of nature, beginning 4700 years ago. The goal is to provide patients with the best of both worlds, combining Eastern and Western. Neither is classified as alternative, they have more of a symbiotic relationship. In the hospitals in China the strength of both medicines are combined and work alongside each other.
Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy is divided into five main branches, acupuncture, herbs and diet, tuina massage and medical qigong. The practitioner is able to draw on all of these to effect and guide the most appropriate and specific treatment modalities.
TCM views the patient as a complete integration of the body, mind, emotion, energy and spirit. It is with the greatest respect for all human beings that we as professionals of TCM can serve and benefit people as a whole.