Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Physiotherapist doing a dry punctureChinese Medicine

What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine is a unique medical system with written history that traces back more than 2,000 Years and that has been practiced even longer. Chinese medicine acknowledges that there is a vital life force called qi* that flows through all things. Qi flows along pathways in the human body that correspond to the organs, muscular system and nervous system. When the balance of this energy is disturbed due to poor diet, medication, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors or emotional issues, pain or illness results. Chinese Medicine focuses on correcting these imbalances and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Today, Chinese Medicine is used for preventative care, health maintenance and the treatment of certain diseases.

Acupuncture

Points on the body are connected by pathways called meridians. Thin needles are inserted into the skin along the meridians at different points to access and redirect the qi.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Natural substances such as leaves, roots, barks, flowers, fruit and minerals are used to make up specific individual formulas for each person. Chinese herbs are administered as a formula to balance the patient’s energy.