Traditional Chinese Medicine
In the west, we tend to think of “medicine” as a way of dealing with illness and disease. In contrast, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) focuses on achieving health and wellbeing through the cultivation of harmony within our lives.
TCM is based on the Chinese concept of “Qi” (pronounced “chee” and usually translated as “vital substance”) and the theory of “yin and yang” (the harmony of all the opposite elements and forces that make up existence). It believes that:
– Harmony brings health, wellbeing, and sustainability
– Dishormony leads to illness, disease, and collapse.
What is the TCM perspective?
In the simplest terms possible, TCM is a way of looking at ourselves and our world that sees everything as a whole and considers everything in context. In TCM this perspective is called “taking whole.”
This perspectives is applied to everything affecting our health and wellbeing; from our diet, exercise, and how we handle stress; to how we interact with our family and friends, our community, and our environment.
Thus TCM not only identifies and treats illness and prevents disease but, just as importantly, optimizes health, wellbeing, and sustainability in our lives and in our world.
How is it related to “Oriental Medicine”?
TCM is the official form of Chinese medicine practiced in the People’s Republic of China, and is one of the many systems of medicine that can be classified as “Oriental medicine.” Oriental medicine is a term that encompasses diverse medical theories and applications developed and practiced in the Far East, including China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
At TCM Acupuncture we offer our clients a comfortable and relaxing environment so our patients are comfortable during their healing process. Dr Ho strives to improve quality of life by reducing pain, boosting energy levels reducing stress and restoring harmony to the whole body. Please call 973-595-8899 (Wayne)