Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is only one aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Other aspects include:
- Chinese Herbs and Formulas – usually in the form of teas or capsules, individual herbs or patent formulas are individually prescribed to treat a variety of disorders.
- Moxabustion – the use of the herb mugwort to warm joints or specific acupuncture points, which help to tonify and stimulate circulation.
- Qi Gong -an ancient Chinese practice that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused attention to promote health
- Cupping – using suction, glass jars placed on the body to enhance circulation and immunity.
- Acupressure – applying pressure instead of needles to acupuncture points.
- Nutrition: based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, diet is an important part of restoring balance and promoting healing in the body.
- Chinese Psychology – Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes the impact emotions have on our health. It promotes the importance of managing stress and keeping emotions in balance.