This year has brought much change in the world and continuous perceptions of disharmony which sound nutrition and lifestyle may not relieve quickly. Strong emotions may affect digestion, causing stomach butterflies or bloating, acid regurgitation diarrhea and/or stomach pain. A Chinese formula that has made its way into Western use is called Xiao Yao San or “Free and Easy Wanderer”.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views health as a balance between our internal and external environments. It seeks to achieve balance via integrative modalities such as acupuncture, herbal formulas, Tui Na, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, mind-body exercise and nutritional and lifestyle guidance. Acupuncture, like other TCM treatments, facilitates the body's innate healing abilities. It involves the insertion of fine, … Continue reading Acupuncture
Gua sha and cupping are two therapeutic methods used commonly with Asian bodywork and acupuncture, or as stand-alone modalities. They improve qi flow by facilitating the removal of stagnated blood and lymph, allowing the body to process toxins, reducing pain and swelling, and positively affecting the immune system. Gua sha and cupping can relieve pain … Continue reading Gua Sha and Cupping
Tuina (pronounced “twee-nah”) is a form of clinical Asian bodywork that originated over 2000 years ago and is deeply rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tuina affects muscles and fascia while influencing the energetics of Qi in the meridians. Pain usually indicates a blockage in meridians which obstructs the flow of Qi throughout … Continue reading Tuina
Headaches are one of the most common types of pain and one of the most frequent causes of presentation to physicians and clinics. They are also known as cephalgias and may present as isolated phenomena, or can be seen as a symptom of a variety of acute or chronic diseases. Three-fourths of all adults experience … Continue reading Headaches
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Biomedicine have a rich and beneficial history that follows very different approaches to achieve similar results. Using a mass of information that dates back nearly 2 millennia, TCM treats the whole person via the interrelationships between the body, the mind and the external environment. Biomedicine, which is a relatively younger science, … Continue reading Differences in Chinese Medicine & Biomedicine are Unique Assets
This is a great site that guides you through TCM basic tongue assessment. http://beyondwellbeing.com/herbs/tongue-diagnosis.shtml