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
- 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
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
- Hepatic and biliary
- Ear, nose and throat
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.