FINDING BALANCE: USING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a more than 5000 year old system of healing, there are five basic constitutional types, based on the five Chinese elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Discovering your predominate constitutional type and balancing the elements is a key to maximizing your health inChinese medicine philosophy. To find out which element(s) you need to balance … Continue reading FINDING BALANCE: USING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)

YIN AND YANG IN ANCIENT CHINESE HERBS

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that a harmonious balance throughout the body is optimal for health. Rather than focusing only on relieving symptoms, TCM seeks to understand the underlying causes of those symptoms and then use herbs and other modalities to restore an overall balance. As balance is restored, symptoms naturally disappear. The two factors … Continue reading YIN AND YANG IN ANCIENT CHINESE HERBS

ACUPUNCTURE: A HISTORY

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing, now practiced as one of the three main pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But, contrary to many Westerners’ understanding, acupuncture wasn’t always accepted even in China as a method of healing. In fact, the practice of acupuncture has a very long and … Continue reading ACUPUNCTURE: A HISTORY