Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient form of medicine that recognises that each individual responds to dis-ease differently. It is based on the notion that the body’s vital energy (Qi) circulates through channels, called meridians that have branches connected to various parts and functions of the body. TCM is now widely used around the world and is also beginning to be recognised as an adjunct to modern medicine.
During a TCM consultation, you can expect the practitioner to ask you a variety of questions that pertain to your physical and mental wellbeing, examine both your pulse and tongue from a TCM perspective and use external physical examination to assess the body. With that in mind, the practitioner tailors a treatment program specific to each individual that may include herbs, acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and nutrition.
TCM can be used alongside other modalities as well as a complement to modern medical treatment.