Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for more than 2,000 years. TCM is based on a belief in yin and yang, defined as opposing energies, such as earth and heaven, winter and summer, and happiness and sadness. When yin and yang are in balance, you feel relaxed and energized. Out of balance, however, yin and yang negatively affect your health. TCM treats a number of issues and approaches treating ailments from a holistic perspective..
The main aspect of TCM is prevention, enhancing the immune system to maintain health and increasing the capacity and ability for work, creativity and pleasure. It is beneficial to all acute or chronic conditions that do not require surgery. A variety of symptoms are treatable such as pain, IBS, colitis, infertility, neuropathy, arthritis, insomnia, stress and depression.
At Panchtatva Wellness Center, our vision is to be the region’s leading provider of TCM, offering a range of comprehensive therapies designed to meet today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare needs. Our expert TCM team combines the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs along with cupping therapy, nutrition and movement exercises to bring the body into balance.
Practices used in TCM include:
- Acupuncture and acupressure
- Moxibustion, burning an herb near the skin
- Herbal medicine
- Chinese massage, called “Tui Na”
- Exercise, such as “Tai Chi” and “Qi Gong” which combine movement with meditation