Why Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine, is more than 2000 years old. It is a comprehensive healthcare system, based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. One key concept is that the stimulation of the exterior of the body has an effect on the interior.
This system takes into account the presence of a vital force in our body known as “Qi”. The Chinese believed that Qi originates from our internal organs and is dispersed throughout our body in channels called meridians. These channels have points along them (the acupuncture points) that when needled help in regulating the flow of the Qi. The basic premise is that so long as the Qi is flowing harmoniously along the meridians, our body will be able to overcome disease on its own.
In Chinese Medicine we use the following modalities to reinstate the harmonious flow of Qi:
Nutrition and eating habits
Massage, exercise and meditation
Change of lifestyle