Classical Chinese Medicine
Classical Chinese Medicine is a complete, holistic medical system that arose from thousands of years of reflection on and inquiry into nature. In this eloquent system, which is both art and science, the human being is seen as continuous with, and not separate from, environment, community, family, and forces of nature. At any given moment, our relative state of health or disease reflects the greater systems of which we are a part. The therapies of Classical Chinese Medicine take all these factors into account, aligning treatments with the season of the year, the season of one's life, one's place in community and family, and the movement of the planet and stars.
Classical Chinese Medicine is a medicine of relationship. Are we synchronized with the rhythms of the natural world, which move in and around us? Are we in right relationship to our relatives, friends, and co-workers? Are we aligned with our own deepest wisdom? When we become sick our body is often telling us that something needs to change in the way we are relating to self, others, or nature. The diagnostic process of Classical Chinese Medicine can help us to discover what may need to be changed in our lives in order to remain vital and reconnect with our body’s innate intelligence.
Classical Chinese Medicine enhances and protects vitality, returning the body to its natural state of resilient responsiveness. Treatments are safe and highly individualized. Treatment modalities include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Asian Bodywork, and Adjunct Therapies. These various forms of treatment help release chronic buildup in the organ channel networks, internal organs, as well as many tissue planes. This permits the vital qi (vital life force), blood, lymph, and nutrients to nourish every aspect of the body, mind and spirit.