What is Chinese Medicine?
Chinese Medicine includes a variety of modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, pulse reading, observation, examination of tongue, nutritional therapy, fire-cupping, gua sha, tuina massage, moxibustion, micro-current and Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Chinese Medicine takes into account not only the dis-ease or symptoms but also the age, habits, physical traits, emotional traits and all other aspects of the individual. The Practitioner attempts to put together an overall picture of the patient in order to evaluate any pattern(s) of disharmony that may have arisen. Once evaluated, the Practitioner can diagnose and differentiate the disharmony to treat the individual to rebalance and restore harmony. Health is a state of total harmony between the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of an individual. Illness on the other hand is a disharmony that manifests itself as certain symptoms and disorders.
Causes of Dis-ease / Disharmony:
1. Emotional States: Stress, worry, anger, fear, grief, resentment, etc., each one having a particular effect on the energy of the body.
2. Diet: Malnutrition, overeating, too much salt, sugar, greasy foods, eating while upset or in a state of tension can cause illness.
3. Drugs: alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, wrongly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, caffeine, and the over use of dietary supplements.
4. Weather Conditions: Cold, damp, wind, heat, dryness, etc. and particularly sudden changes in weather.
5. Exercise & Rest: Too much or too little of either can harm the balance of energy (Qi).
6. Trauma: Accidents, falls, surgery and traumatic events.
7. Hereditary factors: Congenital weakness, inherited disease and disorders.
8. Epidemics: Influenza, viral and bacterial.
Rocky Mountain Acupuncture & Wellness Center has come to these conclusions regarding health benefits of our service through research and investigation of acupuncture health benefits.