What is Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) 中医 is a root cause based philosophy built on a wholistic foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medicine practice that includes various forms of treatment including herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na) and nutritional advice.
One of the basic tenets of TCM is that "the body's vital energy (chi or qi)" circulates through channels, called meridians, that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions." Treatment allows for proper flow of chi, hence giving the individual the chance to heal and function at their optimal. TCM's view of the human body is concerned partially with anatomical structures, but mainly upon the body's functions (such as digestion, breathing, temperature maintenance, etc.):
Acupuncture is one of the primary treatment practices of TCM, traditionally involving the insertion of needles into superficial structures of the body (skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles) at acupuncture points. According to TCM philosophy, acupuncture treats pain, inflammation and and prevents various diseases. - this aims at influencing the flow of chi.
Here at HOW Clinic our TCM practitioner/Acupuncturist provides acupuncture in the traditional manner as well as merging it with technology and utilizing laser and other acupoint/pressure methodology.