Chinese Herbal Medicine is a very large component of TCM, but it is not the only one! Welcome to this special section of our website where we dive into Traditional Chinese Medicine on the whole, and explore the many different healing methods within.
Traditional Chinese Medicine considers the proper metabolism of food and water paramount to true health and longevity. Choosing the right food is also considered an important element in the healing and balancing process. Each type of food that you consume can be considered either Yin or Yang. Food types can be categorized into different degrees…read more
Balancing Your Meridians with Moxibustion: The Invisible Pathways of Qi The Chinese use the term “jing luo” which means channels, conduit, or most commonly the meridian. These are the invisible channels through which Qi can circulate throughout your entire body. The acupuncture points (or holes as the Chinese term “xue” is translated) are the…read more
Qi Gong literally translates into Qi as: energy, vapor, or vital force and Gong as: work. In reference to Chinese Medicine, it refers to specific internal breathing methods combined with slow physical movement routines to clear, strengthen, balance and circulate qi and fluids of your body, from the inside out. There are numerous internal breathing…read more
What is Tai Chi Chuan? The Chinese martial system Tai Chi Chuan has become more popular than ever as it is being practiced, cultivated and revered here in the west. It can perhaps best be thought of as a form of moving yoga and meditation combined, yet is a very advanced martial art system, foremost.…read more
The Meaning Feng means “wind,” and shui means “water” (pronounced fung-schway). In Chinese culture, gentle wind and smooth water have always been associated with both a good harvest and good health. In contrast, harsh winds and stagnant water have been linked to famine and disease. Therefore, “good” Feng-Shui has come to mean good livelihood and…read more
It’s About Moving Your Qi! Acupressure was developed over 4,000 years ago as a means to accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centers within your body. Treating patients with Acupressure is yet another way to balance, strengthen, and tonify your internal zang-fu (solid and hollow organ systems). This allows your body to increase its…read more
Acupuncture has been a major part of primary healthcare in China for over 5,000 years. It was, and is currently used extensively for a variety of medicinal purposes such as the prevention of treatment of disease, relieving pain and anesthetizing patients for surgery. As in many oriental medicine practices, the emphasis of acupuncture is highly…read more