“Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principal of wisdom. To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one feels thirsty or forging weapons after the war has already begun”.
Huang di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine), 4th Century BC
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards the human body as a whole integrated system.
According to TCM, disease occurs when the body is unable to adapt to changes and demands placed upon it causing an imbalance. Therefore, the essential art of TCM is to restore balance to all systems in the body; circulatory, nervous, vital organs and hormonal. This is done through the administration of acupuncture, herbal medicine, food cures, massage, and exercise.
Acupuncture is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It also encourages the body to promote natural healing and improve function. Combined with Chinese herbs it facilitates the natural balance of the body and corrects the root cause of the sickness. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. In fact, in 1979, The World Health Organization (W.H.O) recommended more than 40 types of diseases or conditions for acupuncture treatment.
Chinese Herbal Medicines consist of more than 5,000 substances derived from flowers, plants, and mineral sources. The use of these substances can be traced back to 1,000 BC.
Unlike medications that have multiple side effects, one of the most appealing qualities of Chinese Herbal Medicine is the low risk or side effects. Herbal medicine uses all the constituents of the flower, plant and mineral sources. The herb is completely balanced, and therefore has minimal side effects.
The practice of fusing nutritional foods with Chinese healing herbs as medicinal food therapy is more than 2,000 years old. What to eat for different health and environmental conditions along with acupuncture and chiropractic care have been proven to help balance the mind and body.
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