Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a health system born with the concept of qi, the body’s energy force, which sustains life, promotes its longevity and flows through a network of meridians connecting to organs and running in between the spaces of muscle, bone, and other bodily tissue. Qi can become depleted, stagnate, scattered, or inappropriately shifted in the body. This can have an effect on the blood, organs, and body fluids on a physical level. Ramifications can also be seen in a person’s mental health. Chinese medicine ultimately uses the concept of holistic health while looking at each patient as an individual. Treatment approaches look to the root of a person’s health concern to not only relieve symptoms but also help a person’s body change the underlining cause of what ails him or her.