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Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for over 2000 years. It is the oldest practiced medicine in the world, and has been recorded and refined by scholars and educated men through history.

It is based on the concept of “Qi” (energy), running in our body through definite pathways. The balance and harmony between the energies of the five main internal organs, the Qi and the Blood, and also between the Yin and the Yang, is what Chinese Medicine strive to establish within the body.

Diseases are seen in TCM as severe imbalances of these energies.

When you come in the office, the practitioner will perform four basic examinations:

  • Questioning (signs, symptoms, health history…)
  • Visual inspection (face, body, tongue…)
  • Listening to the voice, and breathing.
  • Feeling the pulse at the wrists.

He/she will then find the pattern of the imbalance causing the disease.

Knowing the pattern, the treatment plan is then established, acupuncture is performed and Chinese herbs are prescribed. Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed and taken internally or applied topically.

Chinese Medicine always consider the person as a whole, and often, several people with the same disease will have different treatments depending on their constitution, and the patterns specific to their body. The goal is to bring balance to the whole person and not just to a part of the body.

Chinese Medicine is used to treat diseases of all kinds, internal or external, chronic or acute, infectious, and traumatic. Although TCM does not diagnose in the same way as Western Medicine does, and does not identify patterns by the Western name. We see patients with the following disorders:

  • Endocrine & metabolic
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatic and biliary
  • Pulmonary
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Dermatological
  • Allergic
  • Neurological
  • Cardiovascular
  • Genitourinary
  • Cancer

We also treat gynecological disorders, follow a woman during pregnancy, and take care of new borns and children.

Chinese Medicine is also superior as a preventive medicine.