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TCM is a complete medical system that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for thousands of years and incorporates acupuncture, acupressure, diet, massage, and Asian herbs and foods. TCM in its various outputs is often used to treat back pain, fatigue, nausea, migraines and other chronic pain concerns, allergies, skin problems, urinary tract infections, immune deficiencies, chronic fatigue, and respiratory conditions (asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.)
According to TCM, when your energy flow, or Qi (pronounced “chi”) is out of balance, your body cannot adapt to stress, making you more likely to develop chronic illness and pain. TCM seeks to relieve these imbalances by adjusting the circulation of Qi and balancing the forces of yin and yang energy. A harmonious flow of Qi, achieved by balancing cold and heat, internal and external, yin and yang, will help sustain long-term physical, mental and emotional health. Acupuncture employs the use of fine, sterile needles to affect the flow of Qi thereby improving the function of the body. Modern investigation shows that acupuncture can have a myriad of positive effects, by stimulating the release of endorphins, hormones and other chemical signals that promote healing. Acupuncture, when performed by trained naturopathic clinical interns and doctors, is safe and pain-free.