What is Chinese Medicine?
When we think of medicine we think of our medicine, western, modern, or allopathic medicine. Images that may come to mind may be a doctor in a white coat taking our pulse, checking our blood pressure, or writing us a script. Maybe we think of the taste of some liquid our mom made us drink as a kid, or of a loved one ill in a hospital. More recently we may think of Obamacare.
Long before modern medicine, there were several other medical systems dating back thousands of years. I’m not just talking about some pre-historic person using a plant to heal a wound or settle a stomach. I’m talking about complete systems of medicine that recognize and define medical conditions as we do today, have complete diagnostic and prognostic guidelines as we do today, and utilize complex preparations of medicinals to treat these conditions, as we do today...Read More
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is part of the larger practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the placement of hair thin, filiform needles that are placed at various points around the body to help induce healing. The needles are inserted at special acupuncture points, which are located along 20 - meridian energy channels (subtle electromagnetic lines) that flow through the limbs, organs, and spinal regions of the body. These meridians carry the "chi" to all regions of the body, keeping them supplied with the electromagnetic energy they need to be healthy and strong...Read More
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurvedic medicine it the ancient holistic medicine of India. It is the oldest known complete system of medicine in existence and is said to be around 7,000 + years old.