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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) + Acupuncture


Chinese medicine is a complex and independent system of thought and practice that has been developed over two millennia.

Chinese medical thinking differs from Western in many aspects of human body and disease. The perceptions of the two traditions reflect two different worlds, but both can affect and treat the person.


Western medicine, which is primarily concerned with isolable disease, and agents which will change , control or destroy the disease.  Chinese medicine in contrast, has holistic approach. It takes into account the whole physiological and psychological individual and finds the “ pattern of disharmony” which describes  a state of “ imbalance” in one’s body. The totality of symptoms creates this pattern of disharmony providing the framework for treatment. The ultimate goal of the therapy is to bring balance and restore harmony to the person.

The logic underlying this theory that part can be understood only in its relation to the whole and is also called Yin Yang theory. It explains relationships, patterns and continuous process of natural change. Harmony as a goal means, that proportions of Yin and Yang are in balance.

What is Yin and Yang?

They are merely descriptions of obvious everyday changes: day changing into night, youth into age, one season into another, hot and cold etc. If we look at the YinYang symbol, we observe yin with in yang as the dark eye in the white fish and yang within yin as a white eye of the dark fish. In normal healthy state, they are in balance and dependant on each other for existence. “Everything in creation is covered by Heaven and supported by Earth” (Inner Classic)

If one predominates, the one in excess will “consume” the other and create dis harmony which if untreated can lead to chronic illness. ( i.e if there is excess heat in the body –too much yang, it dries up the fluids, creates thirst , dry eyes, skin, constipation, eventually leading to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure , stroke.

Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and massage aim to bring these systems into balance.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is used to diagnose, prevent and treat the disease.

Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medical philosophy. The notion of Qi is the fundamental principle of TCM.( also called Prana in Ayurveda or Ki in Japanese- life force) It is the driving force for the vehicle of acupuncture.

Qi is the connecting thread. It is yang, protective, dynamic, ever changing vital force running through 12 meridians connecting inside with outside body.  Sources of Qi are:

Food; air; essence of the kidneys, Jing what we are born with. How well we utilize it depends on our lifestyle.

When it gets blocked or disrupted it creates state of disharmony or Dis-ease.( just like the blood running through the vessels facing blockage creates congestion and heart changes its pulse and rate creating heart disease). IT also results in obesity ( due to stagnation); tumors, cysts, and bunch of other disease related to poor life habits.

Acupuncture , along with herbs is used to correct the flow of Qi and bring balance.

Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain, migranes, PMS, hot flushes, fertility issues, anxiety, high blood pressure digestive issues ( i.e IBS, constipation), quitting smoking and even cosmetics, just to name a few.

Acupuncture is used for both acute and chronic condition.

It is normally very relaxing, highly effective and holistic experience.

Naturopathic Clinic

1308 W 8th Ave
British Columbia
V6H 4A6
Phone: 604 738 2111