What is TCM?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes a range of traditional medical practices originating in China. Although well accepted in the mainstream of medical care throughout East Asia, it is considered an alternative medical system in much of the western world. TCM theory developed thousands of years ago through observation of nature, the cosmos, and the human body.

TCM practices include such treatments as herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, diet and lifestyle counseling, electrical stimulation, tui na, and qigong.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is largely based on the concept that the human body is a web of interconnected organ systems that have distinguishable pathways called "channels" or "meridians". These pathways transport the body's qi, blood, and fluids, and work together to maintain the healthy function of the body, mind, and spirit. According to the medicine, disease arises when one or more systems becomes excess or deficient due to a number of factors such as environment, emotions, diet, workload, or trauma. This imbalance disrupts the harmony and the meridians can become blocked leading to pain and disease. There is a saying, "where there is pain, there is no free flow, where there is free flow, there is no pain."

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes TCM for the treatment of:

  • Migraines, headaches
  • Low back pain, knee pain, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, sciatica, arthritis
  • Mood disorders: anxiety & depression
  • Digestive conditions: ulcers, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, or Crohn's disease
  • Urinary dysfunctions such as incontinence, frequent urination, or painful urination
  • Menstrual disorders and infertility
  • Respiratory disorders: asthma, sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis
  • Addictions such as smoking or drinking…and much more!

Rates (HST Exempt)

Initial Visit
-Full Treatment- $120 apx. 75 mins. (includes consultation, acupuncture, herbal prescription, and all other therapies as needed)

Return Visit
- Full Treatment - $80 apx. 60 mins. (includes intake, acupuncture, herbal prescription, and all other therapies as needed)

Cupping: $60 approx. 30 mins.
 
Herbal Consultation: $60 approx. 30 mins.

Packages Available - Full Treatment

- 1 Treatment per week $290 each month 10% off herbs (aprx. $72 per treatment)
- 4 Treatment Package $280 

*Senior Initial and follow up treatments are $70
*Children 13 and under Initial and follow up are $60

TCM Therapies

Acupuncture

A technique of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific areas on the body known as acupoints, to relieve pain or for other therapeutic purposes.

Chinese Herbal Formulas

A combination of herbs found in nature, they can be plant, animal, or mineral. Herbal remedies are given in granular teas, patent pills, or raw.

Tui Na

A hands-on-body treatment using acupressure to relieve areas of tension and restore balance in the body.

Qi Gong

Refers to the traditional practice of energy cultivation that involves methods of accumulating, circulating, and working with qi.

Cupping

A method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum that is applied to the patient's skin in order to relieve tension, or "stagnation".

Moxibustion

A technique involving the use of heated charcoalized herbs to warm an area of the body and other therapeutic effects.

Gua Sha

A technique where pressured strokes are repeatedly applied over lubricated skin with a smooth, edged tool. This technique increases circulation and clears pathogenic influences out of the area.

Electrical Stimulation

A technique that uses a small machine to send electrical currents through the needles in order to intensify stimulation of acupuncture points.

Diet Counseling

Includes education on the importance of a properly balanced diet and good nutritious foods.