Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) goes back thousands of years, originating in Ancient China. As a (w)holistic medicine, TCM utilizes various modalities, including Acupuncture, Herbology, Moxibustion, Shi Lao (Diet Therapy), Cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na (Massage), Tai Chi, and Qi Gong.
The philosophies behind Traditional Chinese Medicine are rooted in Daoism and naturalism, specifically the theories of yin and yang, and the five elements. TCM’s holistic approach sees the human body as an extension of nature, and recognizes the intricate balance between our physical, mental, and emotional health.
In Nature, everything ebbs and flows with the sun, the moon, the seasons, and the natural elements. Nothing completely disappears, but rather dissipates into another state of being. Winter incubates seeds to blossom in the spring; spring flowers become fruit harvests during summer; the setting and rising of the sun adjust to the seasons. Nature moves with ease, in harmony to create a wholesome balance.