Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on restoring balance and harmony within the body in order to support healthy interactions between organs, leading to a sound body and mind. We work to accomplish this through the use of herbal remedies or medicines. These herbal formulas are mainly plant based, but may include minerals or other substances. Different herbal formulas have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body. Powder or granules are the preferred preparation, but herbal medicines are also be available in tinctures or tablets to aid in administration.
Practitioners of TCM establish a link between outward symptoms and deficiencies in organ systems that may be causing the body to appear off balance. Like a pebble causing a landslide, one small affliction can create a domino effect that sends the rest of the body into an atypical state. Our goal with TCM is not to mask the symptoms but to address the problem at its root in order to prevent future landslides.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system of medicine partly based on the idea that an energy, called chi (pronounced “chee”), flows along pathways in the body called meridians. According to TCM principles, if the flow of chi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur.