About Chinese Medicine

chinese-medicineChinese medicine is a complete system of medicine with its own forms of diagnosis, treatment, and therapies. The body is treated as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Qi, which can be translated as energy or life force, flows in a regular pattern through channels — or meridians — to all parts of the body. When the flow of Qi is unimpeded we enjoy harmony, balance, and good health. When Qi is blocked, too much or too little, these imbalances can lead to disharmony and disease.

Chinese medicine practices help restore balance affecting all aspects of a person: mind, body and spirit. The beauty of Chinese medicine is that it can correct imbalances that have become illness and pain, or 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 a person, allowing the mind/body/spirit to heal itself. Chinese medicine treatments address imbalances using food therapy/diet, acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese exercise such as tai chi, qi gong and meditation along with Western therapies. Chinese medicine is the longest existing continuous medical system practiced in the world, with over 3000 years of history.