Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM

The Traditional Chinese Medicine is an approach to natural health and a form of holistic natural healing that has been applied successfully for almost 5000 years vs. the new drug based approach that has been around less than 100 years.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine is becoming widely accepted in Canada and the USA for good reason; your body will actually recognize and assimilate it easily, safely and effectively as it addresses the root cause of an illness.  (see Chinese Medicine vs Western Medicine)



Chinese medicine has more in common with the food we eat than modern drugs . Our body treats the herbs as nutrition and  will help bring your body back into balance.  (See Six Criteria Article)



Now it is widely recognized in the more “advanced” countries, that overuse and abuse of prescription and over the counter drugs are creating a plethora of drug induced illnesses.  Suppressing symptoms does not address the cause of an illness and in fact many be contributing to more severe, longer-term conditions.

About Acupuncture

The world health organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine as effective in treating a wide range of common illnesses including, but certainly not limited to:

addiction & dependence disorders
alcohol
drugs (cocaine, heroin, opium)
food
nicotine & tobacco

bone, muscle, joint & nervous system disorders
bell's palsy
carpal tunnel syndrome
chronic fatigue syndrome
dental pain
dizziness
facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

facial spasm
fasciitis
fibromyalgia
frozen shoulder
gouty arthritis
headache & migraine
insomnia
knee pain
low back pain
meniere's disease
neck pain
neurogenic bladder dysfunction
nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
pareses (following a stroke)
periarthritis of shoulder
peripheral neuropathies
postoperative pain
radicular & pseudoradicular pain syndrome
rheumatoid arthritis
sciatica
shoulder pain
spine pain
sprains
stiff neck
temporomendibular joint dysfunction
tennis elbow
trigeminal neuralgias

circulatory & blood disorders
anemia
angina pectoris
arteriosclerosis
hyperlipidemia
hypertension (high blood pressure)
hypotension (low blood pressure)

dermatological disorders
acne vulbaris
neurodermatitis
pruritis

emotional & psychological disorders
anxiety
depression
insomnia
schizophrenia
stress

endocrine disorders
diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
obesity

eye, ear, mouth & throat disorders
acute conjunctivitis
cataracts
dry eyes
earache
tinnitus



gastrointestinal disorders
abdominal pain
acute bacillary dysentery
acute chronic gastritis
acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
biliary colic
cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
cholelithiasis
chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
constipation
diarrhea
gastric hyperacidity (acid reflux)
gastrokinetic disturbance
hiccough
irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)
morning sickness
nausea & vomiting
peptic ulcer (pain relief)
ulcerative colitis

 

gynecological disorders
amenorrhea (loss of menstrual period)
dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps & pain)
induction of labor
infertility
labor pain
lactation (deficiency)
malposition of fetus (correction of)
polycystic ovary syndrome
premenstrual syndrome (pms)
spotting & excessive menstrual bleeding

respiratory disorders
acute bronchitis
acute rhinitis
acute sinusitis
allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
bronchial asthma (most effective in children and uncomplicated conditions)
common cold
emphysema
influenza
sore throat (including tonsillitis)
upper respiratory tract infection

uro-genital disorders
female urethral syndrome
impotence
incontinence
infertility (male & female)
prostatitis
retention of urine
sexual dysfunction
urinary tract infections
urolithiasis

other disorders
adverse reactions to radiotherapy &/or chemotherapy
cancer pain
herpes zoster (shingles)
neuralgia (pain after shingles or other herpes infection)
postoperative convalescence
raynaud syndrome
renal colic
sjogren syndrome
tourette syndrome