Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete healing system that developed in China thousands of years ago. It's based on the idea that health is subject balance of opposing forces (heat - cold, male - female, joy - sadness) which manifest themselves in the body as too much or too little activity in particular organs. An imbalance between any of these forces can block the flow of qi (chee) or vital energy traveling through the body along invisible pathways known as meridians. TCM practitioners typically use acupuncture and herbs to help unblock qi and bring the body back into harmony and wellness.
Acupuncture is a component of TCM and one of the best known of the alternative therapies. Small pins like needles are painlessly inserted into meridian lines to restore balance of qi flow, stimulating nerve impulses and other metabolic functions.
At ParkwayHealth, our Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Physicians can treat the following conditions, among others: