Diem Nguyen Family Acupuncture
 

What is Chinese Medicine?


Traditional Chinese Medicine  is one of the oldest forms of healing in the world.  The first record of Acupuncture is found in the 4,700 year old Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine).  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic, comprehensive system of health care that includes several modalities. Some of the most common elements of TCM are acupuncture, tui na, cupping, and moxibustion.  A TCM treatment frequently includes a combination of techniques in addition to acupuncture.  The methods used and at what time depend on your individual needs and considerations.


Diet, lifestyle, and herbal medicine are also important aspects of TCM.  Your acupuncturist may recommend changes to your diet and lifestyle to improve your health.  She may also recommend and prescribe chinese herbal medicine formulas appropriate for your condition.


The relationship of body, mind, and spirit is an important philosophical concept within TCM, with treatment focused on the person as a whole.  The goal of TCM treatment is to restore balance to the qi of a person’s body.  Restoring this balance allows the person’s body, mind, and spirit to heal and can resolve the symptoms and concerns for which the person has sought treatment.