Traditional Chinese medicine is a comprehensive health care system encompassing a variety of therapies, including the practice of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and physical therapy. It is being practiced for more than 3,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. Health is preserved by restoring harmony and maintaining balance within the body
The ancient Oriental physicians observed that vital energy is essential to all life forms and life processes. They called this energy Prana or Qi (pronounced chee). This energy nourishes and purifies our bodies, and our health is dependent on its optimal flow.
Examination in Oriental medicine follows an elaborate protocol of medical history questioning, palpation of anatomical points and areas, tongue and pulse analysis, and observation of other signs and symptoms in order to create a comprehensive diagnosis. A treatment plan is then formulated to induce the body to a balanced state of health.