Traditional Oriental Medicine / Acupuncture
Traditional Oriental Medicine
Traditional Oriental Medicine is an ancient and complete system of healing developed over 3000 years ago. TOM recognizes the importance of harmony between the body, mind, and spirit, and seeks to restore and maintain the balance among them. TOM utilizes various modalities in order to achieve total body wellness. These include but are not limited to, herbal medicine, qigong, cupping and moxibustion, therapeutic massage, nutritional counseling, and the gentle and effective art of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is based on the concept of qi ("chi".) Qi is the body's own unique energy, or life force. Qi circulates throughout the body within meridians, also known as energy pathways. When the body is healthy, qi flows smoothly and freely through the meridians. However, if qi flow becomes disrupted, then illness may take root. We use painless needles inserted at certain acupoints along the meridians to restore proper balance and harmony to the patient.
TOM and Acupuncture have been used successfully in the treatment of many health conditions. These include: digestive disorders, back pain, headache, sleep disorders, menstrual disorders, stress and depression, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, immune system dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, fertility issues, and many more. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now endorsed acupuncture in the treatment of over 40 health conditions.