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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

 

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WHAT IS TRADITIONAL (TCM) CHINESE MEDICINE?

TCM or Oriental Medicine is an effective and complete Primary Healthcare System (primary care in the state of Florida) that that has proven effective for thousands of years. TCM’s basic principles have held true since their inception. Oriental medicine has proved its effectiveness and is widely used throughout the world.

TCM is the oldest continuously used form of primary care medicine and is the most used medical system on a daily basis worldwide. Acupuncture is the fastest growing form of medicine in the United States. TCM is the original Functional Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete stand alone medical system which has Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na (massage and manipulation), dietary and lifestyle counseling as its main modalities.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is estimated to be 5000 years old. TCM and Acupuncture is the oldest continuously used medical system in the world and is used today by more people than any other medical system in the world.

All other medical system except surgery are extensions of TCM. This would include drugs, chiropractic, massage, physical therapy and the others. TCM is the original functional medicine.

The philosophy of TCM and acupuncture is to treat the body so it returns to its normal function, because when function is normal there is no illness. Drugs do not do this!! That is why you must continue to take them. Drugs treat the symptoms of a problem and not the problem itself.

By some estimates it is approximately 5000 years old. There were an estimated 30-40,000 books on Chinese Medicine written before the turn of the century.All forms of medicine used today, allopathic (western), chiropractic, homeopathy, osteopathic, massage, physiotherapy, nutritional therapy, can find their roots in TCM. The one modality that TCM did not and does not have is surgery. However, most people that use TCM never need surgery.

TCM includes the main modalities of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, massage, Tai Qi, Qi Qong as well as many others. This evidence based system is now combined with modern science and techniques. Many of the modalities used are the same as the ones used at your Medical Doctor’s office. This includes many of the same examination techniques, the same instruments for diagnosis, including labs and X-Rays.

TCM is used worldwide as a primary or complimentary system to treat the same health issues as allopathic (western) medicine. Unlike Western, conventional medicine, TCM is holistic in it approach and treats the whole person to help the body heal through improved function.

Many Western herbal and allopathic treatments are aimed at treating symptoms. In order to maintain a relief from symptoms, the treatment must be continued indefinitely.

Chinese medicine targets the underlying conditions that lead to symptoms. Once the underlying condition is treated, the symptoms will subside, and treatment can be stopped.

Oriental Medicine is both effective in prevention as well as treatment of health issues including physical, psychological and emotional. It is often very effective in treating issues that have not responded well to conventional medicine. It also can be effectively used as complimentary therapy to conventional treatments.

TCM including Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization to be effective in treating over of health issues. It has also been recognized by the National Institute of Health. Acupuncture is the fastest growing field of medicine in the United States.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has its own medical schools, clinics, and hospitals. Half-a-million TCM doctors in China and tens of thousands of others outside of China treat billions of people internationally.

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine Safe?
 
Acupuncture practiced with skilled hands is extremely safe. I have performed over 20,00 safe and effective treatments. Most patients can’t tell when a needle is inserted. About half of our patients go to sleep during their treatment. The needles are sterile, single use needles that are hair thin. I have performed needle Acupuncture on patients as young 4 and as old as 95. We also have needless Acupuncture.
 
Herbs if properly prescribed by someone that is well trained and experienced are also very safe. Used incorrectly they can make health issues worse or even cause harm. Remember, everything works, food, supplements, herbs, or drugs because of their chemical activity. This is why it is extremely important to seek a physician who is trained and experienced. Chinese herbs are most often used in formulas of 2 to 20 herbs. This allows the formulas to be more effective and treat both the symptoms and underlying cause. Western herbs on the other hand are often used in single form and are more directed at symptomatic relief as opposed to treating the cause. This is much the same approach as pharmaceuticals. To conclude, Chinese Herbs used correctly can remedy health issues very safely.
NOTE: Not everyone licensed to do Acupuncture is trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

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The Following Is A Partial List Of Health Issues That the NIH (National Insititute of Health) and the WHO (World Health Organization) recognize that Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Effectively Treats:

Addictions (Alcohol, Drug, Eating, Sex, Smoking)
Allergies (Airborne, Environmental, Food)
Arthritis (all types)
Asthma
Anti-Aging (Body contouring, Facial rejuvenation)
Anxiety
Arthritis/Joint Problems
Back pain
Bladder/Kidney problems
Cancer
Cardiovascular
Childhood illness/infections
Chronic Fatigue
Constipation /Diarrhea
Colds/Flu Cough/Bronchitis
Depression
Dizziness
Fatigue
Gynecological disorders
Headache/Migraine
Health Maintenance
Heart problems/palpitations
High Blood Pressure
Immune deficiency
Infertility
Knee pain
Neck pain
Numbness/Poor circulation
Pain (All Types)
Post surgical discomfort paralysis/Numbness
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
Sciatica
Sinusitis
Sexual Dysfunction/Impotence
Shoulder pain
Skin problems
Shingles
Sports injuries
Stress/Tension
Tendonitis
Tennis/golf elbow
TMJ/Jaw pain
Weight Issues