An Evolving Form Of Healing For More Than 4,000 Years
Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Complete System of Care
It is becoming more common for our patients to receive Chinese herbal formulas as part of their overall care. Some conditions like common colds and flu require herbal remedies in order to successfully rid the body of pathogens. Our California licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner is trained in both acupuncture and herbal medicine and will let you know if herbs are necessary for your condition. Herbal remedies are mostly prescribed in extracts, tinctures, and pill form.
TCM is not limited by conditions, specific age, or gender. It is used to balance Mind, Body, and Spirit to provide relief for stress, anxiety, fatigue, pain, addiction, menopause, gynecological disorders, fertility, respiratory disorders, digestion, and skin issues. Our California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist can help with all aspects of your health.
TCM Dietetics & Nutrition
Yin-Yang Theory is at the root of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The basic concept of Yin is dark, cold, feminine, while Yang is light, warm, and masculine. A person who is too Yin might be overweight, fatigued, and suffer from feelings of cold. A person who is too Yang might anger easily, suffer from headaches, or have high blood pressure. This is an example of two extremes, but a healthy person is someone who can transition and balance without delay.
Often our modern world can wreak havoc on our ability to naturally balance. TCM dietetics incorporates the idea of Yin and Yang’s foods based on each client’s current health needs. Spices like turmeric, cinnamon, quality meats, and warming root vegetables are all Yang by nature, and helpful for someone who is suffering from fatigue. Green leafy vegetables, certain teas and herbs like chrysanthemum flowers, green teas, and fish are examples of cooling foods. A person who suffers from overconsumption of fatty, spicy, and rich foods would need to reduce intake and balance with supporting foods.
Patients enrolled in the Trilogy Weight Loss program can receive a complimentary TCM Dietetics consultation.
History of Traditional Chinese Medicine in America
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an evolving form of healing, and since its inception more than 4,000 years ago, it has adapted to changes in the environment and its new diseases.
TCM was brought to the West by immigrant practitioners and used exclusively by their community members. Up until the early 1970s, TCM was unattainable outside of places like Chinatown across the United States. Today, training can be ascertained by all in many states across the US, with California leading in both schools and board-certified practitioners. A licensed practitioner in California would have completed the minimum of 3,000 hours of training, making it the most demanding program in the US.
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