What is TCM?

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are part of a complete medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Dr. Daniel Wu, DTCM, RAC is now offering TCM via Telehealth 

TCM is known for its proven effectiveness for over thousands of years.

Vital energy, called Qi, circulates throughout the body along specific pathways, or meridians, which are connected to their corresponding internal organs. Points used in Acupuncture show a variety of unique bioelectrical and biochemical properties: stimulating them causes a physiological response in brain activity, hormonal levels, blood pressure, heart rate, and the immune system.

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TCM emphasizes that the human body is an organic whole, and has an inseparable connection with the body, mind and spirit. Your Acupuncturist will assess your health care needs and provide a treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

Pain Management

Acupuncture may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that governs serotonin, a brain chemical involved with mood.

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

It is used for an array of conditions and concerns and has shown efficacy in studies for the following:

  • Chronic pain
  • Acute pain
  • Neurological
  • Headache

..and more

Digestive Issues

Acupuncture aids metabolism improves digestion and your overall health. Specific points are targeted to stimulate digestive organs.
It decreases inflammation, tonifies imbalances, improves flow and motility of digestive organs and intestinal tract.

It regulates gastric acid secretion, decreases stress and improves energy.

Acupuncture can effectively bring symptomatic relief for digestive problems.

  • Gastrointestinal
  • IBS
  • Crohnes/Colitis
  • Postoperative nausea and  vomiting
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea

...and more

Sports Injuries

Acupuncture stimulates the body’s circulation promoting the removal of toxins and reduction of inflammation in the area surrounding the trauma. Cell turnover is enhanced in a way that stimulates rapid healing and reduced pain.

Types of injuries that can benefit:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Carpal Tunnnel
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Orthopedic

...and more

Fertility & Hormonal Health

Acupuncture takes a very holistic approach to treating reproductive issues. It does not target one specific concern but rather encourages a healthy balance and flow throughout the entire body. It can boost reproductive function by increasing blood flow and Qi energy to the organs, regulating hormones and decreasing inflammation. 

Types of conditions that can benefit:

  • PMS
  • Menstrual issues
  • Gynecological
  • Menopausal hot flashes
  • Men's hormonal health

...and more

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