What is Chinese Medicine?


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a natural healing system that has been in use for thousands of years. TCM is still used today in clinics and hospitals throughout China and most of Asia as a primary medical modality. It takes a holistic view of each individual and believes that every body has an innate ability to overcome disease and illness. Using acupuncture, herbs, and other treatment modalities, Chinese medicine works to restore harmony and energetic balance to the body which stimulates natural healing and promotes health.

Commonly treated conditions:

According The World Health Organization, there are more than 100 different kinds of diseases and illnesses that can be treated very effectively by using acupuncture.    

Q. How many treatments will I need?

A. The number of sessions depends on the goal of treatment. For acute conditions, a few treatments will usually be sufficient. Chronic and more complex problems may need one or two treatments per week for several months and, throughout the year, may require maintenance treatments. For more information, CLICK HERE.    

Q. How should I prep for treatment?

A. Wear comfortable and loose clothing. Have a light meal but do not consume any alcoholic beverages before treatments. Remember to tell your practitioner all of your medications and any physical or mental conditions. If possible, bring a list of all medications to your session.    

Q. What should I expect?

A. You will be asked for a detailed history, and your practitioner will check your tongue and take your pulses. After a treatment, you may want to rest, or you may feel invigorated. Chinese medicine can be a catalyst for subtle, and not so subtle, change because it reverberates in both the body and spirit.    

Q. What are your rates and insurance info?

A. Please check our rates page and our insurance page for this information.