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What is TCM?

So what is Traditional Chinese Medicine and how can treatments help you?   TCM encompasses a variety of modalities including acupuncture, fire cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, tui na, and herbal medicine.  Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used healing systems in the world, originating in China over 3,000 years ago.  Scientific evidence indicates that acupuncture works in the limbic system of the brain and affects neurotransmitters.  It works by regulating the flow of energy that courses in meridians throughout the body.  Mind, body, and spirit make up a whole person, and all 3 are taken into consideration when addressing a pattern of disharmony.  Rather than looking at just the symptoms of a patient, I look at the root cause of problems to address the actual source of the dis-ease.  I assess the pattern of disharmony that is causing imbalance and then create a tailor-made treatment plan and herbal formula recommendation specific for each individual patient.  Many conditions that you would see a western medical doctor for can also be treated by an acupuncture physician.  I offer a safe, effective, and drug-free alternative for patients of all ages!

And by the way– acupuncturists are considered primary care providers by the State of Florida.  The World Health Organization recognizes the value of acupuncture treatment in a wide range of diseases, including:

  • Stress

    • PTSD, anxiety, anger, insomnia, irritability

  • Digestive

    • Ulcers, acid reflux, nausea/vomiting, colitis, IBS, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids

  • Respiratory

    • Allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, common cold & flu

  • Cardiovascular

    • Hypertension, palpitations, anemia

  • Neurological

    • Headaches, neuralgia, post-stroke sequelae, Parkinson’s disease, Bell’s palsy, vertigo, dizziness, shingles, postoperative pain

  • Gynecological

    • PMS, irregular/painful menses, menopause, miscarriage prevention

  • Musculo-skeletal

    • Injuries, weakness, cramps, mobility issues, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), general pain

  • Infertility

    • Male and female

  • Urogenital

    • Stress incontinence, UTIs, sexual dysfunction

  • Psycho-emotional

    • Depression, anxiety, lack of energy, stress, poor memory, brain fog, insomnia

  • Ear, Nose, Throat, Dental

    • Eye strain, impaired vision, tinnitus, deafness, toothache, gum problems

  • Other Benefits

    • Immune system disorders, addictions, weight loss, skin disorders, chronic fatigue, ADHD

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