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What Can be Treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been practiced and perfected over thousands of years. Through the use of herbal concoctions, acupuncture, massage and Qigong, most every ailment and condition can be treated. Chinese medicine also focuses on disease prevention and overall health maintenance.


Acupuncture is one of the most popular forms of TCM.  It involves the use of strategically placed needles which are inserted into the skin along the points of the meridian system.  This practice has proved to be effective for treating a wide range of health issues. Some of the conditions that acupuncture is used to treat include:

Qigong Therapy

Qigong therapy works to restore the flow of Qi and balance yin and yang. Qigong therapy involves the use of certain poses and movements called Qigong exercise.  It also utilizes deep breathing and may include meditation, which work to improve and restore balance.  Qigong not only treats existing ailments but also helps to prevent disease and ill health in general.  Conditions treated with Qigong therapy include:

  • Headaches
  • PMS
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Indigestion
  • Sciatica
  • Kidney disease
  • Rheumatism

Herbal Treatments

Chinese herbal concoctions are given in the form of teas, pills, and tonics. They typically involve a specific mix of several herbs. There are thousands of different combinations. An herbalist will observe the patient and analyze his condition in order to prescribe a specific mixture that will benefit him exclusively. Some ailments that herbs can help include:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Colds
  • Kidney problems
  • Migraines


Massage therapy can help with many ailments and prevent certain conditions altogether including:

  • Muscle pain
  • Tension
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis

If you are battling a physical or emotional problem you might want to consider Chinese medicine.  When used properly it is very safe and effective.

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