What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views health as the stable and harmonious interaction between your body’s inner systems and the outside world. Disease occurs when these factors are in disharmony. TCM traces the symptoms of the illness to the root of the disharmony and treats it directly with natural remedies and herbal cures to bring the body back into harmony, which cures the illness.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine. By stimulating specific points of the body – often with needles – acupuncturists can open the proper flow of energy (or Qi) through the system of meridians (or pathways) that trace throughout your body.
Ensuring the proper flow of Qi through these meridians will allow the body to heal its own stresses and injuries. It can also improve digestion, circulation, fertility, anxiety and depression, pain and sleep disorders.
“Chinese medicine is a complete philosophy that looks at our body’s external connection to the world around us and our internal Qi.”Karen Lam
Cosmetic Acupuncture Renewal
Integrative is pleased to offer Cosmetic Acupuncture Renewal which is an avant garde technique for aesthetic facial rejuvenation that addresses the muscles of the face, causing a tightening and toning action that results in a “lifted” appearance. We combine the use of acupuncture needling with our innovative Rejuveness System.
Acupuncture During Cancer Care
Acupuncture can be an important tool for controlling symptoms like nausea, pain and fatigue that arise from cancer and during conventional chemotherapy, radiation and surgical treatment. The selection of appropriate points can cause a physical response in the nerves, hormone glands and brain that can increase appropriate chi flow, help to boost the immune system and fight cancer spreading. Dr. Lam works closely with the Naturopathic Physicians at Integrative to incorporate acupuncture into cancer care..