TCM = The Alternative Medicine that WORKS!
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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest, continually practiced, form of systematic medicine in the world. Its written literature dates back 2,500 years, but the actual practice of this ancient holistic medicine is likely much older.

TCM is not "folk medicine." It is an intricate and precise system of health care. Developed by China's scholars to understand health and longevity. Even though not practicing the modern "Scientific Method", Chinese doctors carefully recorded their experiments, observations and experiences and found many patterns and correlations that have been glossed over by the modern methods that reduce experimentation to single factors. There are hundreds of thousands of Chinese medical works written on every aspect of health and medicine with tens of thousands produced now in modern times with modern research in China and worldwide. TCM is integrated in the national medical systems of the orient and most European countries and Israel. In the United states every state regulates medicine differently. Here in the state of Florida, those trained in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are licensed as primary care physicians seeing patients directly after completing a four year Chinese medical college and passing extensive board exams.

TCM is a combination of treatment modalities that includes:

  • Acupuncture

  • Moxabustion - pin point and general heat and herb therapy

  • Herbology

  • Tui Na - Manual Therapy

  • Diet/Food Therapy

  • Cupping

  • Gua Sha - Scraping

  • Minor Surgeries

  • Electro-Stim

  • Life Style, Personal and Family Counseling

Does Chinese Medicine Work?

For 3000 years Chinese medicine has been the primary care medicine of a third of the worlds population. Thousands of years of research and development, observation of patterns of diseases, testing of medicinals and therapies is not something to take lightly. Like all medicine there are times when protocols that have succeeded for thousands of patients will fail for one. We are each unique, but Chinese medicine has the superior edge to have recognized the importance and to have incorporated individuals body types and temperaments in to diagnosis and treatment.

Are Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture Placebos?

All medicine incorporates a psychological factor, even aspirin. Like western medicine, Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture have been extensively researched in modern scientific forums and found to have therapeutic affect. Interestingly enough, young children and animals respond to acupuncture better than adults do. This is believed by many scientists to be caused by the fact that apprehensions and fears of adults get in the way of therapeutic results. The very opposite of a placebo affect.