What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a medical knowledge gained from over 4,000 years of observation, investigation and clinical experience. TCM has evolved as an empirical science and its theories and treatments have been repeatedly in use and refined over this long period of time.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of TCM. It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (which are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
Your practitioner will make a Chinese medical diagnosis based upon a thorough physical examination and consultation. Once a diagnosis is made, your acupuncturist will choose the most appropriate acupuncture points for treatment.