What is Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine?
It seems obvious but Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete system of medicine that originated in ancient China. It’s very different to Western Medicine but certainly no less effective.
TCM treats the body as an energetic system that is balanced through the harmony of Qi, your life force. So, it works specifically to correct energy imbalances that may lead to illness or pain, through things like herbal medicine, massage, exercise and dietary therapy.
Acupuncture is also a common treatment of TCM. Very fine, sterile needles are inserted into specific anatomic sites to stimulate self-healing. It’s very effective and not at all painful.
Check out the Australian Natural Therapies Association for more information on Traditional Chinese Medicine.