Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The basic principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to restore the balance of energy, body and spirit to maintain health through stimulating the bodys’ own capabilities.
It consists mainly of the following categories:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Moxibustion
  • Bleeding

How does TCM integrate with Western Medicine?

There are many instances where TCM can integrate with Western Medicine. At times, Western Medicine will have side effects (ie: cancer treatment). TCM can help relieve the side effects of that treatment.

TCM can help to alleviate the the long term drug effects for medications used to help with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

TCM can also be an alternative treatment while waiting for Western Medicine treatment.

As well, when the intended effects of Western Medicine does not have the fully expected outcome, TCM can provide additional help and relief.

We believe in a collaborative approach to patient care. When Medical Doctors and Doctors of TCM can support each others’ treatment, every patient wins.

What can Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine treat?

  • Pain
  • Headache - migraine, menstrual, cold/flu
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Sport injuries, motor vehicle accidents, soft tissue injuries, postural (stiff neck), shoulder, knee and ankle pain, arm, wrist and hand pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, jaw pain sciatica, tendonitis
  • Mental Disorders
  • Stress, insomnia, depression, PTSD, PMS, anxiety, poor memory, hypertension, fatigue
  • Digestive System
  • Stomach ache, bloating, constipation
  • Common Cold / Flu
  • Post Stroke Treatment
  • Kidney Specific
  • Dysuria, Urinary Tract Infections, edema, urianary disease, male reproductive diseases
  • Anti-Aging / Cosmetology
  • Weight Loss
  • Immune Disorders
  • Gynecological Issues
  • Endocrine Disorders

If you wish to learn more about TCM or have questions, please connect with us at or 403.521.2278