Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are both finely-tuned medical practices used as the preferred method of primary care by many around the globe. They have a specialized department in many hospitals worldwide, and are safe to say, the primary method of every 4 billion plus patient’s care at every hospital in China.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair-thin, single-use, sterile needles at precise points around the body, that are stimulated at precise rates, in precise directions, at precise depths to either tonify or sedate the energy flow in the pathways aka channels that it is traveling through at you guessed it, rather precise times throughout the day! It’s on point!
TCM encompasses Acupuncture and also includes other treatment methods, such as the ability to prescribe and be able to modify as needed, nearly 100 herbal remedies involving several hundreds of medicinal herbs in precise dosage, to ease what ails you. Other TCM tools include Gua Sha (scraping), Cupping (using glass), and Moxibustion.
Given your personal (and very private) diagnosis, by way of a licensed LAc (ie, the most reliable TCM practitioner in the state of California), will ensure that you are getting a systematic, strategic and well thought through analysis of your symptoms. Things you may have never considered significant, are intricate ‘tells’ to the trained LAc’s eye.