TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Acupuncture
TCM is an ancient medicine that is thousands of years old. It includes many different methods of treatment. One of the most well know of these is acupuncture. Other things that are included under the name of TCM include: Herbal medicine, Guasha, cupping, TuiNa, electro-stimulation, moxibustion, heat therapy and food therapy. A TCM practitioner has the ability to use one or a combination of many of these tools to include in a session, according to each person's individual needs towards health and healing.
TCM is about more than just being illness free. It is about taking care of the one and only body that we have for this lifetime. Many people spend their days testing the limits that their body has by over working, missing precious hours of sleep, having a less than desirable diet, and many other stressors. This slowly wears the body down and they begin to have small symptoms that do not disrupt day to day flow - resulting in symptoms are usually ignored. Over time these small symptoms build up into something big, which is when people start paying attention! TCM (and everything else that we offer at Skilled Touch!) aims to care for the body by keeping it healthy and taken care. The goal is to prevent disease and encourage self care.
TCM has the ability to improve and build upon all people. It is useful for a full array of circumstances, from illness and injury to maintaining stress levels and general wellness. Some of the areas TCM can be helpful for include, but are not limited to: sleep issues, pain - both acute and chronic; digestive troubles; emotional difficulties; addiction; blood pressure abnormalities; colds and flu; allergies; among many others.
Acupuncture is used to promote the proper flow of Qi (chee) within the body. Qi, loosely translates as the body's energy, moves through meridians (or channels) throughout the body. Chinese medicine is focused on how Qi is moving through the body. Improper movement leads to discomfort and disease with in the body. Acupuncture points found along the meridians are points at which Qi is more accessible. Using thin needles (the size of a single hair shaft) inserted into the body at these points, assists in balancing the flow of Qi, bringing the body back to its homeostatic balance.
TCM is not only beneficial for adults, it is for all ages, including children all the way down to newborns! All treatments can be altered to fit the needs of a child. Finding alternatives to needles can be done! Common conditions for pediatrics are asthma, behavioral problems, cough, digestive troubles and ear infections.
Initial Appointment $105
Follow up appointments $85