What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine, also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine, is one of the oldest systems of healing in the world, with a tradition going back almost 5,000 years. Chinese Medicine is perhaps best known for its use of strategically placed needles into the skin, or acupuncture. Acupuncture, however, is only one of the modalities used in Chinese Medicine, which draws on 5 branches of its medicine to provide the best possible treatment for patients. Today, acupuncture is the most well-known and researched of these branches, and is enjoying an increasing audience in the Western world because of its efficacy, affordability, and lack of side effects.

What Makes TCM Different?

One of the things that makes Chinese Medicine different from Western medicine is its unique view of the body. In TCM, everything in the body is wholly interrelated not only between the different body systems but between the body, spirit, and environment. This leads to an integrative view of a whole person in all their complexity and uniqueness. Innate in every person is the ability to be abundantly healthy. What Chinese Medicine strives to do is remove the barriers to health so that the body can return to balance in the least invasive way.