A holistic system incorporating acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, Qi Gong (energy cultivation), and life–style counseling.
Like all traditional medicines it is rooted in a traditional cosmology which helps both the practioner and the patient understand the intimate relationship between the natural world and our health. Health, from the perspective of Chinese medicine, is not simply the absence of disease, it is more profoundly a dynamic balance within oneself and between one’s inner world and the ever–changing outer world in which we live. The practitioner therefore takes into consideration when both diagnosing and treating a patient the season of the year, the time of day and the climate. He is also equally interested the patient’s body, mind, emotions and spirit in his quest to understand the person seeking his help.
Chinese Medicine is the oldest continuously practiced medical tradition in the world and remains the primary form of health care for one–third of the world’s population. More people have been treated by Chinese Medicine in history than perhaps any other system of medicine. Rooted in ancient wisdom, this healing art has proven itself effective up to our present time. Chinese medicine uses a holistic vision to detect very subtle imbalances and resolve them before they appear as serious disease. In this way Chinese Medicine is a powerful preventative medicine and maybe able to help problems that have not been easily explained by Western Medicine or have resisted other modalities of treatment. While undergoing treatment for a specific condition it is very common for patients to have other aspects of their health improve concurrently.