Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM encompasses many different practices, including acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points), Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), dietary therapy, and tai chi and qi gong (practices that combine specific movements or postures, coordinated breathing, and mental focus). TCM is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 2,500 years. Traditional systems of medicine also exist in other East and South Asian countries, including Japan (where the traditional herbal medicine is called Kampo) and Korea.
Leena Cook, L.Ac.
Hair-thin needles inserted into meridian points to restore the flow of qi, balancing the body’s energy and stimulate natural healing.
Popularized by athletes such as Michael Phelps, suction cups placed against the skin generate energy flow to specified areas of the body.
Warms merdian points to mitigate cold and dampness in the body, and can serve to turn breech babies.
Essentially acupuncture by another name used by those without acupuncture accreditation, with perhaps added emphasis on intramuscular stimulation.
This ancient Chinese technique involves your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue to increases blood flow.
Used as an alternative to medication, herbs are selected to work synergistically to treat the whole person.