Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years and is used widely and daily by practitioners all over the United States.
TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture, cupping, and more, to treat or prevent health problems.
TCM encompasses many different practices, including acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points), Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), dietary assistance, and tai chi and qi gong (practices that combine specific movements or postures, coordinated breathing, and mental focus). TCM is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 2,500 years.
Your Acupuncture Session
What to Expect from Your Session?
Your acupuncturist will spend time with you at the beginning of the session to learn more about your health concerns and health history, including medication that you’re currently taking. They will then move on to a series of questions that seek to gain a fuller understanding of your current health, asking questions that may seem unrelated to your most pressing health concerns. This can include your digestion, emotional state, sleeping patterns, and stress levels.
Treatment follows utilizing fine needles to access the qi of the meridians to re-balance the flow of energy in your body.
Hi I’m Ally, the Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner at Elite. I chose to study Chinese Medicine because it allowed me to help people by actually working closely with them in order to achieve their medical goals, naturally.
I am passionate about using holistic means to solve your medical issues. Your body is capable of powerful things. Through Chinese medicine, we can release the blocks that are encumbering the flow of your energy, and that is where healing begins.