Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, and therapies. The body is treated as an energetic system with Qi in dynamic balance. Qi, which can be translated as energy or life force, flows through channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body. When flow of Qi is unimpeded we enjoy harmony, balance, and good health. When Qi is blocked, imbalances can lead to disharmony and disease.
Chinese medicine practices help assist our bodies to restore balance in mind, body and spirit. Chinese medicine practices (acupuncture, herbs and bodywork) can correct imbalances that have become illness and pain, and can even correct imbalances prior to the appearance of symptoms thereby preventing disease.
The primary goal of Chinese traditional medicine is to create wholeness and harmony within and without, allowing the mind/body/spirit to heal. Chinese medicine treatments use food therapy/diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese exercises such as tai chi, qi gong, meditation and bodywork along with Western therapies. Chinese medicine is the longest existing continuous medical system practiced in the world, with over 3000 years of history.