Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive health care system having begun
more than three thousand years ago.
While it is an ancient art that has prevented and treated disease for thousands of years, it is thoroughly
applicable to the wide range of health concerns posed by today’s modern world.
Originating in China, acupuncture is part of a Taoist system of medicine that
considers each individual as an integral sum of physical, emotional, and
spiritual aspects, constantly flowing, changing, and affecting one
another. A practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) seeks to
achieve balance in the human system by addressing both the root cause of the
disease or imbalance as well as the accompanying symptoms.
TCM consists of several components including acupuncture, herbology,
dietetics, massage, and energetics. It is through the appropriate
administration and application of these modalities that physical and energetic
balance is restored in the body, thereby returning the patient to a state of
health and well being.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, solid needles into certain points
on the body to regulate functional activity and blood circulation. The thin,
noninvasive needles are presterilized, individually wrapped and sealed, and are
only for one-time use. Various treatment principles and needling
techniques are applied, depending on the presenting circumstances. Sometimes the
acupuncture point is in need of tonification or support, whereas other times the
point is dispersed or sedated.
An acupuncture session harmonizes the intricate inner workings of the
physiological and psycho-emotional states by utilizing various principles as
needed to arrive at a holistic treatment. The treatment is an elegant
multifaceted means of balancing deficiencies and excesses, therefore providing a
feeling of deep relaxation, inner peace, and rejuvenation.
Sally Robinson. Acupuncturist & Herbalist: 828 545 2288
Mindy Gates. Acupuncturist & Herbalist: 828 301 1903