Article: Understanding TCM and Acupuncture

Understanding TCM and Acupuncture

The modern world recognises acupuncture and TCM as a complementary technique used to supplement western medicine in the face of illness. This framework overlooks a key aspect of TCM which is about maintaining ongoing good health throughout one’s lifetime. Our aim is not only to broaden your view of acupuncture and TCM, but also to enable you to understand your body more clearly as it communicates to you through subtle symptoms and signals. It is through addressing these signs at the early stages that we prevent illness and disease, achieve optimal health and are able to live each day to its fullest.

The Tibetans say that health is like flowing water and illness is water turning to ice; it blocks the flow of the water, preventing energy from reaching and nourishing the body. When an area is ill or frozen it can be hard to penetrate directly. The area is tense and is naturally inclined to contract in a form of self protection. By working indirectly to strengthen the associated and surrounding systems TCM enables the body to heal itself in a more natural and holistic manner.

TCM works to strengthen the waters flow and warmth which naturally melts the ice while Western medicine works to remove the ice.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Turns our vision inwards, teaches us to get in touch with our bodies needs, line with nature .