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TCM views the health of an individual as the sum of many parts….An individual’s external environment (food, exercise, stress, work, and environment) will influence strongly your internal health, wellness and longevity.
Therefore to reach a state of prolonged health and wellness we must learn how to manage these influences in a positive way.-á Traditional Chinese Medicine is designed to help with that process.
Most people equate the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine with the practice of Acupuncture. And though one of the most commonly used components of Chinese Medicine it is simply just that — a component, an important piece of a much larger puzzle.
The pieces of this puzzle can be grouped into two categories:
- Passive Therapy
- Active Therapy
Passive includes techniques where a therapist will perform a treatment
- Acupuncture / Electro acupuncture
- Acupressure / Tui na massage
- Chinese herbal formulae therapy
- Cupping / Moxabustion
Active therapies are life style habits taught to the client from the therapist.
- Nutrition and health eating habits
- Exercises including qigong/resistance training
- Self treatment (Chinese self massage for health)
Life is never a straight line and the philosophies that created Chinese Medicine take that into account.
Using philosophies such as 5 elements and yin yang theory we take into account that the one constant in life is change and that the world for the most part works in cycles.
Learning how to employ the right treatment or the right lifestyle habits related to the different cycles in life is the goal of every Chinese Medicine practitioner.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is truly a treasure of human achievement.-á The secrets containing in its practices can help unlock the keys to unbound health, success and self awareness.
Good luck in your Journey!