What is Chinese Medicine? traditional | chinese | medicine Chinese medicine is a comprehensive healthcare system that has been used in Asia for over 3,500 years. The fundamental theory of the medicine is rooted in the idea that the human body is in a dynamic state of balance with the outside world and our complex internal systems. While the body is constantly changing, it ultimately seeks equilibrium and when it cannot achieve this goal it often manifests in physical, and emotional symptoms.

“Qi” (pronounced Chee) is one of the central underlying principles of traditional Chinese Medicine. It is literally defined as “breath” and it is understood as the life force that is a part of every living being. Qi circulates through the body along a web of channels, similar to the layout of the human nervous system. This network connects every organ of the body, providing balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes. Healthy circulation of Qi and blood along these pathways brings vital nutrients and oxygen to cells and carries away metabolic debris aiding in detoxification. By improving the bodies cellular circulation we are able to help regulate hormonal secretions, body temperature, blood pressure, immunity, neuromuscular mobility and pain sensitivity. However, when these channels become blocked and circulation is disrupted it fosters illness, pain, and imbalance in the body.

We use tools such as acupuncture, herbs, cupping, electro-stimulation, supplements, and nutritional counseling to improve circulation, regain balance, and achieve physical and mental health.