What is Classical Chinese Medicine?
Classical Chinese Medicine is a medical healing art with an elegant approach to complicated health issues. It has a rich history of more than 2,000 years of clinical application with a philosophy that believes in empowering the body to function correctly to address disease. The signs and symptoms of disease such as pain, insomnia, intestinal disorders, headache, etc along with a thorough evaluation of the rest of the body and how it functions are used to guide the practitioner in determining a treatment plan that attempts to remove a person’s obstacle to achieving health. The skilled practitioner is able to use a person’s symptoms as warning signs to address further complications of disease. The tools of a Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner include acupuncture, herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping, diet and lifestyle modifications, as well as some physical movement exercises or qi gong.
Acupuncture is the use of stainless-steel needles to regulate the qi (energy) of the body. By directing, unblocking, tonifying, or reducing the qi the practitioner can improve specific functions of the body. In essence, acupuncture allows the body to function better. When the body functions correctly, symptoms such as menstrual pain, insomnia, intestinal disorders, headaches, sprains and strains, or fatigue resolve without the use of conventional drugs. Acupuncture can also be used to prevent disease, maintain health, relax and rejuvenate.