Often considered Eastern medicine, Chinese Medicine is an ancient theory and practice of an amalgamation of different holistic treatments such as Chinese herbs, eastern food energetics, cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha. At Naturna, we consider all these factors when working with a patient, and frequently offer a choice of these treatment modalities. Chinese medicine is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism, dating back more than 2,500 years, built on the clinical experience of skilled doctors over millenia.
Traditional Chinese medicine recognizes two forms of complementary energy that exist in harmony within the universe and the body called yin and yang. The yin is characterized as subtle, passive, soft, and corresponds with night. The yang is characterized by hard, fast, action, and corresponds with day. It is the interaction of these two forms of energy that provide our state of equilibrium or homeostasis, thereby establishing a person’s overall health. If these interactions become imbalanced, disease results and rebalance may require use of one or more of the many Chinese medical techniques. To learn more about the specific benefits of Chinese medicine and our evidence based services click on the links below.