In addition to the diverse background and journey that brought me to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I bring with me a deep belief in the body’s ability to heal. This is fundamental to the way I practice TCM. I see all symptoms as relevant and that healing occurs through listening to the body, working with the individual and bringing the systems back to balance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient Asian system of healing that focuses on achieving internal balance. TCM practitioners use methods such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle counseling, massage (Tuina) as well as exercises such as tai chi and qigong to restore the flow of Qi (vital energy) and the balance of yin and yang to the body.
What is TCM?
When visiting a TCM doctor for the first time, there will usually be an in-depth question asking period. In asking questions, we are looking at things such as body sensations (feelings of heat or cold, thirst levels, pains or discomfort), mental states and how you deal with emotional issues, sleep patterns, digestive patterns (how you feel after you eat, cravings, bowel patterns etc)…