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What Is (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine

​TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine originated in China around 100 BC. Acupuncture is one branch of TCM; it is the insertion of needles into the body to stimulate energy flow (Qi) and body functions. This type of stimulation helps keep Qi flowing properly through the channels of the body. When Qi flows properly, it carries its life force to all the organ networks. This will encourage them to work harmoniously to promote good health. Many conditions have been found to benefit greatly from treatments.
From a scientific perspective, when a needle is inserted into the skin, it sends a signal to the brain that instructs the nervous system to reduce pain or to modify a particular body function.










According to the (WHO), the following conditions can be effectively treated with acupuncture:

  • Low back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Knee pain

  • Peri-arthritis of the shoulder

  • Sprains

  • Facial pain

  • TMJ

  • Headache

  • Dental pain

  • Acute and chronic gastritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Induction of labor

  • Breech birth presentation

  • Morning sickness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Postoperative pain

  • Stroke

  • Essential hypertension

  • Primary hypotension

  • Renal colic

  • Leucopenia

  • Radiation/chemo reactions

  • Allergic rhinitis,

  • Hay fever

  • Biliary colic

  • Depression

  • Acute bacillary dysentery

  • Primary dysmenorrhea

  • Acute epigastralgia

  • Peptic ulcer

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Every point on the body has its own type of sensitivity. How much flesh and the type of flesh on that area, will determine that sensitivity.  When a needle is inserted into the body "the arrival of Qi" is the needle turning on. Some may feel a slight electrical buzz in the point alone, or streaming through the channel. Sometimes the feeling is more of a distention, or connection between all the points being used. 


Your Body is a complex machine that needs consistency. In TCM theory, your organs are active at certain times of the day for 2 hours. If you wake every-night at the same time, check out which organ is asking for some care. Your Body runs like a machine, so it needs its regular tune-ups. 


Check this TCM Chart to see what time your organs are active.

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