Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free options for the treatment of most conditions. TCM is a profound pathway to create the life you truly want to live, the life you were born to live. It’s a timeless bridge that can initiate and support change and growth in any and every life dimension: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Four Key TCM Principles
1. Your body is an integrated whole. Each and every structure in your body is an integral and necessary part of the whole. Along with your mind, emotions, and spirit, your physical body structures form a miraculously complex, interrelated system that is powered by life force, or energy.
2. You are completely connected to nature. Changes in nature are always reflected in your body. TCM factors in the particular season, geographical location, time of day, as well as your age, genetics, and the condition of your body when looking at your health issues.
3. You were born with a natural self-healing ability. Your body is a microcosm that reflects the macrocosm. Think about it: nature has a regenerative capacity, and so do you. Sometimes, this ability may appear to be lost or difficult to access. In most cases, it is never completely gone.
4. Prevention is the best cure. Do you know your body is continually revealing signs about the state of your health? Let’s face it, it’s common to ignore these signs or symptoms until something more complicated arises. TCM teaches you how to interpret what your body is telling you.
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Tui Na Massage
The term tui na (prounounced “twee naw”), refers to a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terapeutic massage and body work. Tui na massage can relieve multiple disorders including insomnia, constipation, headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, and emotional problems. It can also treat disorders related to digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Many people seek the treatment for stiff neck, distension of shoulders, sciatica, and sore back. Tui Na can be used to address both internal diseases and external injuries.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow. Many Taoists believe that cupping helps balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring balance between these two extremes is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Infrared Heat Lamp Therapy and Acupressure
If traditional acupuncture is not for you, there are two forms of non-needle acupuncture that can be just as effective in providing relief. They include Infrared Heat Lamp Therapy and Acupressure.
Infrared Heat Lamp Therapy
This non-needle or needle-less acupuncture uses low-level (low-power) lasers or light-emitting diodes to alter cellular function and promote wellness, particularly for muscular conditions. Other names for the therapy include low-power laser, soft laser, cold laser, bio-stimulation laser, therapeutic laser, and laser acupuncture. Whereas high-power lasers ablate tissue, low-power lasers stimulate it and encourage the cells to function. The boost in blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to injured, aching tissues, resulting in faster healing. It also reduces pain and inflammation.
Acupressure is a technique similar — in principle — to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.Some medical studies have suggested that acupressure may be effective at helping manage nausea and vomiting, and at helping relieve lower back pain, tension headaches, stomach ache, and other similar conditions.