Traditional Chinese Medicine has its own theories, concepts and systems. The main treatment methods include acupuncture, herbal medicine and Tuina, a Chinese-style massage.
Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches our patients in a different way from conventional Western medicine by dealing with the whole person and his or her disease's root problems instead of focusing on individual syndromes alone.
For example if a patient has insomnia, fatigue, constipation, depression, and chronic low back pain, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, these seemingly different syndromes may be diagnosed as the “imbalance of inner organs of the body" which is the root of all the symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment will focus on bringing “balance” back to the inner organs, and when achieved the symptoms will subside.
Who is a Good Candidate for Traditional Chinese Medicine?
•Any properly diagnosed patient who went through other treatments that have not worked, or are less effective and have more side effects.
•Any patient feeling sick or abnormal when conventional western diagnostic techniques show normal and/or no conventional treatment is available. If your doctor tells you it is something you have to live with, you may find a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner to help you.
•Use it to increase the benefits of other health or medical care, for example, chronic pain caused by cancer or severe side effects from chemotherapy, post-stroke neurologic problems, Infertility, etc.