What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive health care system with a history and a depth that spans thousands of years, that treats both acute and chronic conditions.  TCM is holistic in its approach and looks at the physical, mental and emotional aspects of a person.  TCM addresses the root cause of disease as well as symptoms. Health is achieved, and disease is prevented, by maintaining the body in a balanced state.   A treatment plan is designed specifically for the individual and may include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and massage, to create balance within the body.  Additionally, lifestyle and nutritional advice may be offered to help with the healing process and to maintain health and well-being.

Chinese Medicine is based on the belief that we live in a universe in which everything is interconnected.  What happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body.  The mind and body are not viewed separately, but as part of an energetic system.

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